If you’re opting for the Kia Cars 2020 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the Kia Cars 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the Kia Cars 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Cars 2020 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you need it most.
The Kia Cars 2020, however, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also 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 Kia Cars 2020’s journey and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate checking out the Kia Cars 2020’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Cars 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Cars 2020 additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Cars 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Cars 2020, which pushes the Kia Cars 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as properly, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.