If you’re opting for the Kia Koup 2020 over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the Kia Koup 2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the Kia Koup 2020 happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Koup 2020 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you need it most.
The Kia Koup 2020, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. 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 Koup 2020’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra modern vehicles. 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 might recommend trying out the Kia Koup 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at further cost. Optionally available 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 Koup 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia Koup 2020 also presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Koup 2020 recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Koup 2020, which pushes the Kia Koup 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.