If you happen to’re opting for the Buick Park Avenue 2020 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the Buick Park Avenue 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 price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Buick Park Avenue 2020 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Buick Park Avenue 2020 affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The Buick Park Avenue 2020, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Buick Park Avenue 2020’s ride and driving experience start to fall consistent with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the Buick Park Avenue 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at further value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Buick Park Avenue 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Buick Park Avenue 2020 additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Buick Park Avenue 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Buick Park Avenue 2020, which pushes the Buick Park Avenue 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.