In case you’re choosing the 2020 Barracuda over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2020 Barracuda. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2020 Barracuda happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Barracuda provides ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction whenever you want it most.
The 2020 Barracuda, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also 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 2020 Barracuda’s trip and driving experience start to fall according to extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest checking out the 2020 Barracuda’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides an influence 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 additional price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Barracuda are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Barracuda also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Barracuda fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Barracuda, which pushes the 2020 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, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.