- Huge interior. Powerful V-8 engine selections. Modern architecture.
- Cheap interior materials. Mushy brake pedal. Numb steering.
New colors, transmission enhancements, more power for the diesel engine, revised uplevel stereos and the addition of a PassLock theft-deterrent system mark the changes for 1998. A mini-module driver airbag is new, but it and the passenger airbag still deploy at full-force levels.