This truck is fun to drive and is a real work horse. Gets better gas mileage in town than my previous GM truck that had a smaller V8. Recently towed a 32' travel trailer 500 miles and it was an effortless tow for the 5.7 V8. So far, truck has been trouble free. I love the extra space behind the front seats. Added a rubber mat in that area to keep things from sliding around. The truck is easy to get around in the woods while hunting. In my experience short wheelbase trucks are much more fun to drive and have fewer vibrations and wheel balancing problems than extended cab models. I love driving this truck.
Short wheelbase makes it very maneuverable, room behind front seats, quiet cab, plenty of power for towing and no problems
Stronger tail gate. Make cruise control standard on all models. Make a power port "hot" even with key turned off--can not charge cell phone unless vehicle is running.