In case you’re choosing the Kia Borrego 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the Kia Borrego 2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth 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, but the Kia Borrego 2020 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Borrego 2020 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you want it most.
The Kia Borrego 2020, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of vehicle. 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 fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Kia Borrego 2020’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the Kia Borrego 2020’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra value. Elective 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 Kia Borrego 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia Borrego 2020 additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Borrego 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Borrego 2020, which pushes the Kia Borrego 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 type as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.