Had a 2011 Tundra Platinum CrewMax 4x4. It would pull my house off of its foundation if I needed it to, but I absolutely hated all of the amenities that I paid so much money for. Horrid and largely useless navigation system, Bluetooth that kept dropping connection to my phones, archaic voice control system, and far too many things that you SHOULD have been able to do with steering wheel or voice controls but simply couldn't.
Traded that for a 2010 Ford Flex Limited AWD. Ford's AWD system is a misnomer - it's FWD and will automatically engage the rear wheels when needed. Ever try towing in the snow with a FWD vehicle? Not fun going downhill on snowy roads and having a 2000 lb trailer pushing the rear end around. On top of that, the differential blew and was completely inoperable. So, I had NO RWD from the vehicle no matter what. Had to have it replaced under warranty. Sync is junk, navigation left a LOT to be desired, voice control was incredibly clunky. Rode nice and was comfortable though.
Traded that for a 2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4. Remember that differential problem I had with the Flex? Same issue with the Explorer. Plus, bad idler pully, passenger side wiper vibrates at 50MPH+, brakes have been replaced (with rotors), Bluetooth is crappy (static), door panel is coming apart at the seams, rear gate doesn't lift properly and it has brand new gas shocks, bad tensioner pulley has caused premature wear to the serpentine belt, USB input for the audio has choppiness in the audio during the first three seconds after the track changes, and it blew an actuator in the climate control and the A/C wouldn't cool the car on a hot day.
I'm looking to dump the Explorer and get back to a truck. RAM is out - I'll never own a Chrysler (Fiat) product again. There's something about the way they design their seats that are absolutely not comfortable for me. I've driven Jeeps, Chryslers, Dodges, and RAM trucks... They're all the same to me - UNCOMFORTABLE.
I had thought for about a second of buying an F-150 (I had a '97 XLT 4x4 that I loved), but laughed that idea off after being so completely disappointed and frustrated with the four Ford vehicles I have owned in the last two years (two for me, two for my wife). Toyota is out because their creature (un)comforts are a joke. The Honda options would be a Pilot (underpowered for towing) or their half-truck (forget the name, but no). The Acura MDX was a nice vehicle all around, but I got rid of my last one when gas prices jumped. They will again. So, no. I'll never own a Nissan again after what they did to me with my Maxima.
That leaves me with GM. The Sierra / Silverado would be something I would consider, but only the 2014/2015 because of the new motors with cylinder deactivation. The problem with these turds is that there are large numbers of them with driveline vibrations that the dealers can't even find let alone fix.
So, the question is, who actually makes a quality vehicle any more that will hold up to the use that it's intended for AND has the ability to be a truly comfortable vehicle?