If you’re choosing the Kia K7 2020 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the Kia K7 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the Kia K7 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia K7 2020 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction if you need it most.
The Kia K7 2020, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of car. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Kia K7 2020’s trip and driving experience start to fall consistent with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the Kia K7 2020’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at further cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia K7 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia K7 2020 additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Kia K7 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia K7 2020, which pushes the Kia K7 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 form as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.