With the 5.2 liter engine, it's an extremely reliable vehicle that's taken me 232,000 miles on and off road in fourteen states. No core powertrain work has been necessary so far. The only time I got stuck was in deep, virgin snow without chains when I got off the trail into a shallow ditch.
There's just enough room in the back, with the rear seats removed, for my air mattress and sleeping bag. This allows me to travel free from motels.