For those who’re choosing the Kia Proceed 2020 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the Kia Proceed 2020. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the Kia Proceed 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Proceed 2020 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you want it most.
The Kia Proceed 2020, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this type of vehicle. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Kia Proceed 2020’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the Kia Proceed 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra price. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Proceed 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Kia Proceed 2020 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Kia Proceed 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia Proceed 2020, which pushes the Kia Proceed 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.