Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, although SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a good bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Ford Granada Picture. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Ford Granada Picture is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the Ford Granada Picture with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you can get the miserly Ford Granada Picture Hybrid. On the highway, the Ford Granada Picture is comfortable and compliant. Ford Granada Picture also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Ford Granada Picture with a little extra personality. Inside, the Ford Granada Picture provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with one of the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from over the way.
The Ford Granada Picture can be as competent because they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Ford Granada Picture might just be the sedan for you.
The Ford Granada Picture is the base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features which includes 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 Ford Granada Picture Safety Sense, which 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 vehicle 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 are able to think of 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 more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels could be put into the low trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Ford Granada Picture stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Ford Granada Picture has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is simple 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 very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so your front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.