When I was ordering my 2019 my dealer told me the exact same thing. He said they were not allowed to order the six cylinder at all only if it was a customer order that was it. On his lot, only the four cylinder to the dealership
It will also serve as a global engine, since its small enough to meet other countries engine displacement restrictions. It's more cost effective to produce one engine for multiple markets.I doubt the 2.0 and eTorque would be offered if it were not for the EPA requirements.
I hate when companies try to ram product down our throats like this. Total bs.When I was ordering my 2019 my dealer told me the exact same thing. He said they were not allowed to order the six cylinder at all only if it was a customer order that was it. On his lot, only the four cylinder to the dealership
What performance benefits? From what I have read both motors are pretty close. My info is dated so maybe it's wrong but I also recall testers mentioning they couldnt tell the difference between motors.Last I heard....the dealers were having a lot of trouble selling the turbos and were starting to worry if FCA screwed up.
Personally as much as the performance benefits may be there is a lot more that can go wrong with the turbo that can't really be fixed with cheap parts. Battery, turbo, any of the other 48v stuff. Plus any fuel economy savings are a wash due to high diesel costs
If your math is right I agree. But even if wasnt I can't say I would be crowing about mpg numbers that are so insignificant. If the power and performance of the motor were night and day THAT would be something to crow about.This is an example of “the placebo effect”.
Either way, by your calculations, driving 15k a year would theoretically only come out to about $55 a year difference in gas between the two engines. It would take you at least 18 years to break even on the $1000 turbo up charge. That’s assuming you didn’t opt for premium. That’s not justifying a 2.0L at all.
The battery for ESS in the 3.6 isn't cheap eitherAdded to the cost of 2.0 ownership is the big ole battery. Wonder what their life span is and what are the replacement costs INSTALLED. Guys and gals trading in their rigs after a couple of years dont have to worry, but guys like me who keep them for a LONG time do wonder.