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It is fairly impressive the kind of power they've been able to produce with the new 2.0l 4 cylinder, especially in regards to torque. This is probably the same reason why we've seen models like the Silverado move to similar engine setup.
 

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It's going to be tough to get the same level of efficiency on a pickup truck, and I think they've only outlined a 1mpg gain. But you are right that both hp and torque numbers are greater in the new 4 cylinder.
 

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Spend time on most JK boards and you'll find many people that will gladly pass up on the JL. That response compares well to the strong sales till production was cut off.
 

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A lot of people refuse to buy into the first generation of a new model, even if it does share a lot of parts from the outgoing platform. There also doesnt seem to be a whole lot of compatibility in terms of mods, so owners of highly customized JK's will be waiting on more aftermarket options.
 

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Sadly even when a manufacture makes a product consistently generation after the next, they still mess up. Even Honda messed up on the 2012 Civic.
 

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I personally think Wrangler owners would be wise to stop modifying the Wrangler so heavily. It's probably for this exact reason why issues with the steering have come to light.
 

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Wrangler culture is too strong to let that slow down. The only time that will happen is when demographics take a slide.
 

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That's wishful thinking for sure, and most people who have reported issues with steering are probably first time buyers. If you've ever driven older gen models, you know that the steering has never been all that precise.
 
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