I do understand your point.TwinStick wrote: ↑Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:18 am
Imagine how much better the new PW's would be off road and towing, and how much less you would use your brakes off road, if you only had 1 overdrive & lower & better gear ratios in the auto trans. Worse mpg though. C.A.F.E. is killing off road vehicles.
But I suspect more than 90% of all Power Wagon miles are on the highway and not off road where the brakes are adequate and the gear ratios are fairly optimal. I personally would hate to give up the 17mpg unloaded highway fuel mileage that i enjoy.
There are lots of trade-offs and compromises that have been made with the Power Wagon design. Compromises between off-road capability, payload, and highway use and even cost. The closer Fiat gets to the optimal compromise, the more Power Wagons they will sell. Power Wagon sales have been increasing year-over-year, and that is $$$$$ feedback to Fiat to keep compromising!
Again, I do understand your point.