Driving Impressions

More horsepower equals more pleasant riding and driving. The new V6 provides more than adequate torque for city driving and highway cruising, and is a significant improvement over the previous-generation engine's disappointing acceleration. On pavement, the independent front and solid-axle rear suspension provide a firm but overall agreeable ride. However, bumps and sharp impacts can intrude into the cabin. Steering feels good and body roll is minimal around corners. The truck-based frame and low-range transfer case are great for off-road trails.

    See also:

    Automatic transaxle
    Automatic transaxle operation The highly efficient automatic transaxle has 5 forward speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of ...

    Recommended lubricants and capacities
    To help achieve proper engine and powertrain performance and durability, use only lubricants of the proper quality. The correct lubricants also help promote engine efficiency that results in improv ...

    Normal maintenance schedule
    Engine control system Chassis and body Chassis and body Chart symbols: I - Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace. R - Replac ...