In the event you’re choosing the Volvo Cross Country 2020 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the Volvo Cross Country 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the Volvo Cross Country 2020 occurs to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volvo Cross Country 2020 presents ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you need it most.
The Volvo Cross Country 2020, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of automobile. Cargo house is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally 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 Cross Country 2020’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in line with more trendy 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 might recommend testing the Volvo Cross Country 2020’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional value. Elective 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 Volvo Cross Country 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Volvo Cross Country 2020 additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volvo Cross Country 2020 recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volvo Cross Country 2020, which pushes the Volvo Cross Country 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, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.