If you happen to’re choosing the Kia Stinger 2020 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the Kia Stinger 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the Kia Stinger 2020 happens to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Stinger 2020 presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The Kia Stinger 2020, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. 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 keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Kia Stinger 2020’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra trendy autos. 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 would advocate trying out the Kia Stinger 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Kia Stinger 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Stinger 2020 additionally affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Kia Stinger 2020 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Kia Stinger 2020, which pushes the Kia Stinger 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.