In the event you’re choosing the Ford Durango 2020 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the Ford Durango 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Ford Durango 2020 occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Ford Durango 2020 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you need it most.
The Ford Durango 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Ford Durango 2020’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the Ford Durango 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized 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 common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Ford Durango 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Ford Durango 2020 also affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Ford Durango 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Ford Durango 2020, which pushes the Ford Durango 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.