If you happen to’re choosing the Audi S8 2020 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the Audi S8 2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the Audi S8 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Audi S8 2020 presents ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you want it most.
The Audi S8 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Audi S8 2020’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the Audi S8 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds 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 additional value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Audi S8 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Audi S8 2020 additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Audi S8 2020 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Audi S8 2020, which pushes the Audi S8 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.