Should you’re opting for the Buick Riviera 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the Buick Riviera 2020. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Buick Riviera 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Buick Riviera 2020 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The Buick Riviera 2020, however, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Buick Riviera 2020’s journey and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the Buick Riviera 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Elective 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 Buick Riviera 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Buick Riviera 2020 additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Buick Riviera 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Buick Riviera 2020, which pushes the Buick Riviera 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.