If you happen to’re choosing the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of 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 nowadays, but the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The Volvo 2020 Safety Goal, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in line with more fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate checking out the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic 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 features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at extra value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Volvo 2020 Safety Goal additionally offers power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volvo 2020 Safety Goal, which pushes the Volvo 2020 Safety Goal into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.