For those who’re opting for the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda happens to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda provides ruggedness and high towing capability that only this kind of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of car. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in keeping with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate testing the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda recent by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda, which pushes the 2019 Dodge Challenger Barracuda 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 form as effectively, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.