For those who’re choosing the Kia K5 2020 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the Kia K5 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior 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 Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the Kia K5 2020 occurs to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia K5 2020 presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The Kia K5 2020, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to 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 gas. We’re also not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Kia K5 2020’s trip and driving experience begin to fall according to extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest checking out the Kia K5 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at extra price. Non-compulsory 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 Kia K5 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia K5 2020 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia K5 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia K5 2020, which pushes the Kia K5 2020 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 effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.