When you’re opting for the Kia Optima 2020 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the Kia Optima 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Kia Optima 2020 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Optima 2020 affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you need it most.
The Kia Optima 2020, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Kia Optima 2020’s trip and driving experience start to fall in line with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the Kia Optima 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models 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 Optima 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Optima 2020 additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Optima 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Optima 2020, which pushes the Kia Optima 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.