A classy, rugged, fast SUV.
The passenger side seat-warmer quit, but I think I can fix it. This has been a great vehicle so far. My wife loves it. We bought it with slightly larger-than-stock tires, 255/60-16s which increase ground clearance some. I'll keep that size on it because of that and the better appearance. It doesn't handle great, but you can't expect that from most SUVs.
The 5.9L V-8 made it the fastest SUV available in 1998, but has been far surpassed since. It looks great with those hood louvers, no tacky gold trim, nicer wheels and plusher leather package. It pulls a trailer like nobody's business. One drawback: It loves gas. We live about 10 miles outside of town, so we have a lot of highway travel, but still only get 14-15 mpg average. The 5.9L has a freer-flowing exhaust that sounds very nice. The intimidating rumble is pleasing to my ear. We had it off-road this summer and it performed flawlessly and comfortably.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2003