Should you’re opting for the Kia Optima Gt 2020 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the Kia Optima Gt 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Kia Optima Gt 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Optima Gt 2020 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The Kia Optima Gt 2020, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. 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 Optima Gt 2020’s trip and driving experience start to fall consistent with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate checking out the Kia Optima Gt 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive 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 garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at further price. Elective 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 Gt 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia Optima Gt 2020 additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Optima Gt 2020 recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Optima Gt 2020, which pushes the Kia Optima Gt 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.