Should you’re choosing the Ford Kuga 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the Ford Kuga 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, 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 Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Ford Kuga 2020 occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Ford Kuga 2020 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The Ford Kuga 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, neither is its use of gas. We’re also 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 Kuga 2020’s journey and driving expertise start to fall in step with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the Ford Kuga 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra value. 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 Ford Kuga 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Ford Kuga 2020 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Ford Kuga 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Ford Kuga 2020, which pushes the Ford Kuga 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.