In the event you’re choosing the Honda E2020 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the Honda E2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the Honda E2020 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Honda E2020 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you want it most.
The Honda E2020, however, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo area 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 fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Honda E2020’s ride and driving experience start to fall consistent with more modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the Honda E2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at additional price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Honda E2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Honda E2020 additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Honda E2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury Honda E2020, which pushes the Honda E2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.