If you’re opting for the Volkswagen Transporter 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the Volkswagen Transporter 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Volkswagen Transporter 2020 happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volkswagen Transporter 2020 presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The Volkswagen Transporter 2020, however, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of car. Cargo house 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 bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Volkswagen Transporter 2020’s trip and driving experience start to fall in keeping with more modern automobiles. 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’d recommend checking out the Volkswagen Transporter 2020’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort 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 fashions at additional value. Elective 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 Volkswagen Transporter 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Volkswagen Transporter 2020 additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volkswagen Transporter 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Volkswagen Transporter 2020, which pushes the Volkswagen Transporter 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as properly, 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.