Should you’re opting for the Kia Kona 2020 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the Kia Kona 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, 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 Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the Kia Kona 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Kona 2020 provides ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The Kia Kona 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of car. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. 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 Kona 2020’s journey and driving experience start to fall in step with extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the Kia Kona 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional cost. 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 Kona 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Kona 2020 additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Kia Kona 2020 recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia Kona 2020, which pushes the Kia Kona 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 effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.