It’s tough to top Dodge on styling. And the top-spec Nitro is the most macho Ram’s head machine - its name, guards, grille and wheels screaming ‘look at me’.
By all means stare, but don’t overlook the compromises. Poor plastics, underwhelming seats and excessive maintenance costs are just the start.
This SUV offends on ergonomics, with its distant handbrake, limited steering adjustment, restricted vision and huge transmission tunnel.
The driving is dismal too. The V6 strains, the four-speed automatic is abrupt and indecisive and fuel economy is poor. Soft suspension produces excessive body roll.
Expect vague and rubbery steering, ordinary cornering balance, excessive noise levels and average braking ability.
Redemption is found in its space, positive practicality and desirable levels of safety and overall equipment. Off-road ability is above average.
The price is competitive too.