In case you’re opting for the Kia Picanto Xline 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip proper to the Kia Picanto Xline 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Kia Picanto Xline 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Picanto Xline 2020 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The Kia Picanto Xline 2020, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally 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 Picanto Xline 2020’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest checking out the Kia Picanto Xline 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle 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 models at further cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Picanto Xline 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Picanto Xline 2020 also gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Kia Picanto Xline 2020 recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Picanto Xline 2020, which pushes the Kia Picanto Xline 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 well, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.