ABS and ESC available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2002, standard from 2009.
This once-novel pickup is seriously outclassed by newer trucks from Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota. The powertrain is slow, thirsty, and inefficient. Handling is ponderous and cumbersome, braking is marginal, and the ride is mediocre. The front seats are adequately comfortable. An available four-door Quad-Cab version greatly improves access to the space behind the front seat, though even regular-cab models have generous storage room up front and behind the reclining seatbacks.