When you’re choosing the Acura Rl 2020 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the Acura Rl 2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Acura Rl 2020 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Acura Rl 2020 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you need it most.
The Acura Rl 2020, however, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Acura Rl 2020’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the Acura Rl 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Acura Rl 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Acura Rl 2020 additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Acura Rl 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Acura Rl 2020, which pushes the Acura Rl 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.