Review 3 of 392|
from Sherwood Park
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Ride, interior trim and room, power, smoothness, quiet cab
My wife told be I had to write this review because of how I have been talking about this truck since I bought it. I have owned 7 1/2 ton pickup trucks and Suburbans over the last 20 years. I have owned Chev's, Fords and a Honda. As a urban dweller I love my Ridgeline, but work dictated I get a unit more capable of pulling a heavy load. I had sworn off North America designed and engineered vehicles after my Suburban went through its second transmission in 150,000 KM. I had no intention of owning a Dodge based on my previous experience with its rough ride, and poor interior features and fuel consumption.
Needless to say I was very skeptical when I took one for a test drive. I was completelly taken back by its ride, power, quietness and roominess. It has more driver room than anything I have driven in the last 20 years. My 25 year old son was totally surprised by its smooth performance it steers, brakes, accelerates, corners and rides like a luxury car. To coin a old ad "this isn't my fathers Dodge truck".
2 weeks ago I drove it for 10 hours straight and got out of the cab with no soreness or stiffness.
The Highway fuel mileage is very close to the 22 M/gal (Imp) that the dealer said I would get.
My Partner bought a 2010 Ford Lariet 1/2 ton, and it is a great vehicle as well, but I must say the Ram is just a bit better.
If the reliability of this truck stands up, I would say it could be one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. Time will tell.
I have to give credit to the engineering and design team at Chrysler, they have come a long way.
Similar Products Used:
Ford and Chey 1/2 tons, Chevy suburban, Honda Ridgeline.