More bang for the buck
Plenty of Power with available 5.7L hemi V8. However it doesn't come on very strong and seems to take a second to get up to speed. Passing on the Freeway is easy and it merges well with a slight step on the throttle.
Fuel economy is poor even with the Multi-Displacement System on the Hemi which will shut down four of the eight cylinders while at cruising speed. This feature is supposed to help fuel consumption stay low and I'm sure it does help, a little.
The Cabin is very comfortable and has plenty of space and storage. I am 6'2" and fit well in the front with ample leg and head room. I also fit easily in the second row with the driver seat pushed back. The third row, while very easy to get into compared to any other SUV you may wish to test, still affords room for a taller occupant although I have to admit I wouldn't want to ride back there for an extended length of time.
The optional power open tailgate is a lifesaver and the floor is relatively low, which is an asset while loading groceries.
Overall amenities are nicely appointed and easy to reach/manage. The fit and finish are high quality although I would like to see less plastic on the dash and door panels.
I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone wanting power coupled with passenger space in a smaller than large SUV. The dollar to value ratio is top notch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th January, 2006