Should you’re choosing the Volkswagen Santana 2020 over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the Volkswagen Santana 2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Volkswagen Santana 2020 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volkswagen Santana 2020 affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you want it most.
The Volkswagen Santana 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Volkswagen Santana 2020’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate checking out the Volkswagen Santana 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional price. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Volkswagen Santana 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Volkswagen Santana 2020 also affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Volkswagen Santana 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Volkswagen Santana 2020, which pushes the Volkswagen Santana 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.