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The market for performance SUV's is growing but there are many people just looking for a new family hauler. Even new pickups have begun to experiment with smaller 4 cylinder engines. Though most are turbocharged.
 

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Growing emission regulations are the main reason for this and there are varying levels of success with them. The new 4 cylinder in the Silverado has been found to have worse mpg than the V8.
 

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Growing emission regulations are the main reason for this and there are varying levels of success with them. The new 4 cylinder in the Silverado has been found to have worse mpg than the V8.
These are part of the typical woes that come with new powertrains.

Production time constraints create these flaws that then get worked out in future year models. Its the price we way pay for being early adopters.
 

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Overtaxing a smaller displacement engine isn't really a solution to improve fuel economy. This is just a stand in until proper hybrid systems can be implemented at a reasonable cost to automakers.
 

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Overtaxing a smaller displacement engine isn't really a solution to improve fuel economy. This is just a stand in until proper hybrid systems can be implemented at a reasonable cost to automakers.
It actually is, price people out and they'll move on to where you want them. Its like gentrification in a way, which can be harsh, but to the new majority it works.
 

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Is anyone really buying an SUV for fuel economy? GM has done what they can with a high gear transmission and start/stop. There isn't a huge difference between the 2.5 and 3.6 either, but I'd wait to hear some real world numbers. These WLTP and EPA numbers as always exaggerated.
 
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