When you’re choosing the Volkswagen Bus 2020 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the Volkswagen Bus 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the Volkswagen Bus 2020 happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volkswagen Bus 2020 presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you want it most.
The Volkswagen Bus 2020, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Volkswagen Bus 2020’s experience and driving expertise start to fall according to extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the Volkswagen Bus 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at additional value. Non-obligatory 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 Volkswagen Bus 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Volkswagen Bus 2020 additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volkswagen Bus 2020 recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volkswagen Bus 2020, which pushes the Volkswagen Bus 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.