In the event you’re opting for the Ford Raptor 2020 V8 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the Ford Raptor 2020 V8. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all 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 as of late, however the Ford Raptor 2020 V8 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Ford Raptor 2020 V8 provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The Ford Raptor 2020 V8, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Ford Raptor 2020 V8’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the Ford Raptor 2020 V8’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal 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 additional price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Ford Raptor 2020 V8 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Ford Raptor 2020 V8 additionally provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Ford Raptor 2020 V8 fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Ford Raptor 2020 V8, which pushes the Ford Raptor 2020 V8 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 nicely, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.