Should you’re choosing the Audio 2020 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the Audio 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Audio 2020 happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Audio 2020 affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The Audio 2020, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Audio 2020’s experience and driving experience start to fall in line with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend checking out the Audio 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Audio 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Audio 2020 also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Audio 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Audio 2020, which pushes the Audio 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 type as effectively, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.