I don't get it.
I drove by my local jeep dealer, and all they had on the lot was gladiators and renegades. If jeep can't even sell the gladiator in this market, why would Ford want to get into that segment?
And it's ugly
This really is a non issue. The crash bars are only applicable in an overlap head on collision at a very specific angle and speed. With modern cars, it's easy to forget how incredibly safe they are compared to vehicles 20-30 years ago. Even the vehicles with the lowest crash/safety ratings are...
I'm imagining the meeting at FCA:
"Ok boys, what can we do to make the jeep more modern?"
"How about led's on the fenders?"
"What about neon paint colors?"
"Halos rings on the headlights!"
"So we're in agreement! Nothing substantial, just more lipstick on the pig. Good!"
On a nearly 60k build? No.... I thought in some strange universe the 4 with a single turbo would be more than 1 mpg better than the twin V6. I know I'm not buying a civic or a Prius. But if Ford knew these numbers to begin with, I feel like I got a bait and switch
As someone who ordered a squatched 2.3, what is the point? Why did I choose this engine if it's only 1 mpg better than the V6? Why even offer the 2.3 with the squatch package? I'm really curious.
I feel like I'm sitting in the corner with a dunce hat with my choice