Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, though the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Barracuda. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2020 Barracuda is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the 2020 Barracuda with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Barracuda Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Barracuda is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Barracuda also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Barracuda with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Barracuda supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from over the way.
The 2020 Barracuda is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely simple to drive. If you’re searching for something with a bit more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Barracuda might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Barracuda is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Barracuda Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features found on the upper trim levels could be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options incorporate a sunroof, a JBL speakers coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Barracuda stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is straightforward to fold down to fit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Barracuda includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.