For those who’re choosing the GMC Topkick 2020 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the GMC Topkick 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price 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 today, however the GMC Topkick 2020 happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the GMC Topkick 2020 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The GMC Topkick 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the GMC Topkick 2020’s journey and driving experience start to fall in keeping with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the GMC Topkick 2020’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. Optional 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 GMC Topkick 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The GMC Topkick 2020 also provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the GMC Topkick 2020 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury GMC Topkick 2020, which pushes the GMC Topkick 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 kind as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.