If you happen to’re choosing the Ford Gran Torino 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the Ford Gran Torino 2020. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of 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 deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Ford Gran Torino 2020 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Ford Gran Torino 2020 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The Ford Gran Torino 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Ford Gran Torino 2020’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with more fashionable 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 might suggest testing the Ford Gran Torino 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Non-compulsory 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 Ford Gran Torino 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Ford Gran Torino 2020 additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Ford Gran Torino 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Ford Gran Torino 2020, which pushes the Ford Gran Torino 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 properly, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.