The ride is smooth, smoother than my Rubicon due to the longer wheelbase. I only drove the wagon far enough to get it on the tow dolly, then into my garage. 4 1/2 years later I finally drove it again. The Pro Comp mud terrain tires are noisy, but with full dynamat covering in the floor, sides and roof, the noise is minimal (a loud radio helps). The Flowmaster 2 into one RV muffler adds a good rumble also.