In case you’re opting for the Volvo Ocean 2020 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the Volvo Ocean 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only 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 Ocean 2020 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volvo Ocean 2020 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction if you need it most.
The Volvo Ocean 2020, however, also has some flaws generally related to this type of car. Cargo area isn’t 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. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the Volvo Ocean 2020’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in step with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the Volvo Ocean 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Volvo Ocean 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Volvo Ocean 2020 additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the Volvo Ocean 2020 recent by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volvo Ocean 2020, which pushes the Volvo Ocean 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.