In the event you’re choosing the Audio Technica 2020 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the Audio Technica 2020. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Audio Technica 2020 happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Audio Technica 2020 gives ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The Audio Technica 2020, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Audio Technica 2020’s experience and driving experience start to fall in line with extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend checking out the Audio Technica 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high 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 fashions are available on supporting models at additional cost. 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 Audio Technica 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Audio Technica 2020 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Audio Technica 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Audio Technica 2020, which pushes the Audio Technica 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 form as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.