I know its old post, but I had to do do it...I'm personally sad to see it go, but not surprised. It is now basically the middle engine, and America doesn't do well with anything in the middle.
Do you like torque, but don't need diesel stump pulling torque? Do you like better gas mileage, but don't want to pay to get diesel gas mileage? Do you prefer not having to slow down traffic as you pull your pop-up up mountain grades at 7000 ft elevation? Do you just like a little smile on your face the many times a day you accelerate off the line with a nice boost of torque?
Well, that's foolish. Because you should either choose the simple V6 for its fewer parts to go wrong, or pony up all the way for the diesel with a lot things to go wrong. Nothing in the middle.
I find it interesting that on the Bronco thread there is so much praise for the EcoBoost engines, yet here Jeep's equivalent of the EcoBoost pretty much just gets dumped on.
I also think Jeep buyers in general aren't keen to thinking of a four cylinder as anything but a downgrade from a V6. More cylinders is always better. While Ford put a lot of money and time into marketing and iterating on its EcoBoost engines, Jeep just kind of dumped theirs into the world.
So I think Jeep has just given up trying to alter perceptions and just go with them. If buyers think the four cylinder is a base engine, then make it as cheap as possible.
Me, too -- but we must be in the minority. I'm getting rid of my Jeep and it turns out that the 2019 2.0 eTorque engine (which was a $1000 upcharge when I ordered it) is now a $680 DEDUCTION according to Kelley Blue Book.Me too!
Weird, according to NADA it adds $650 to the trade-in value.Me, too -- but we must be in the minority. I'm getting rid of my Jeep and it turns out that the 2019 2.0 eTorque engine (which was a $1000 upcharge when I ordered it) is now a $680 DEDUCTION according to Kelley Blue Book.