In the event you’re opting for the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020 over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020 affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The Volkswagen Westfalia 2020, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in line with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at further price. Non-compulsory 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 Westfalia 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Volkswagen Westfalia 2020 also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volkswagen Westfalia 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volkswagen Westfalia 2020, which pushes the Volkswagen Westfalia 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 long wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.