In case you’re opting for the 2019 Barracuda over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Barracuda. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Barracuda happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Barracuda affords ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Barracuda, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Barracuda’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with extra modern vehicles. 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 suggest trying out the 2019 Barracuda’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds 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 common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. 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 2019 Barracuda are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Barracuda also gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Barracuda contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Barracuda, which pushes the 2019 Barracuda 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, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.