...power windows, mirrors and locks, premium sound, cruise, alloy wheels and a 60/40 split folding rear seat). Add running boards and remote keyless entry, and you've got a comfortable, luxurious $31,000 cruiser that you won't be afraid to take off-roading. Many of you may have heard a rumor that the Trooper is dangerous, prone to going around corners on two wheels at moderate speeds. Forget it. Government agencies and private test facilities have debunked the myth. The Trooper is no more tippy than any other sport-utility vehicle on the market. However, keep the following in mind: any vehicle...
...The rear bench seat can be folded forward quickly and easily, almost doubling the amount of cargo room available. Because the spare tire is mounted on the tailgate, the cargo area is long and flat. A heavy rubber mat protects the carpet. Up front, the Trooper gives the driver and front passenger an excellent view of the road. The gauges, though fairly plain, are easy on the eyes. The dash layout is conventional, except for the CD player. There is only one slot in which to insert a CD - as usual - but the player takes six CDs. It's much more compact than any other six-disc player I've seen...
...The Trooper's are still on the small side, although the sound-system quality was good, and low interior noise levels (again, by sport-utility standards) made it easier to appreciate the audio. With a base price of $28,245, including $445 destination, an automatic Trooper (the standard five-speed is $1,250 less) is above average compared to other players in this class. But it includes an above-average standard equipment list, as well as above average interior volume, and very good assembly quality. My tester had a $2,180 Performance Package option, which included the Torque on Demand system...