In case you’re opting for the Volvo Truck 2020 over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the Volvo Truck 2020. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Volvo Truck 2020 occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volvo Truck 2020 provides ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The Volvo Truck 2020, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. 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 Truck 2020’s trip and driving expertise start to fall consistent with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the Volvo Truck 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high 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 are available on supporting fashions at additional cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Volvo Truck 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Volvo Truck 2020 additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volvo Truck 2020 fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Volvo Truck 2020, which pushes the Volvo Truck 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.