Mark S.

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I hate to break it to everyone but the 1.5 3cyl is a CAFE-satisfying engine.
It may be that, but it’s also clearly what many consumers want. Toyota, Datsun, and Honda all found their places in the OPEC-controlled markets of the 1970s, because consumers wanted economical, fuel efficient vehicles. CAFE standards were introduced in 1975, the same year Toyota became the USA’s biggest automobile importer. That tells me not everyone values power over efficiency.
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B-Dog15

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Honestly at this point anyone who says the 1.5L is unsafe I have to assume is an objectively bad driver. If 180hp can’t merge you safely then you should probably start taking bus routes because YOU are a danger to other drivers with how bad you are behind a wheel. Both of the engines are pretty good engines at the end of the day it just depends on what your needs are and what you want to compromise.
My issue with us BS owners is we are starting to become tribal with 1.5L vs 2.0L like the full size owners vs Sport owners.
Like I say with the full size owners who bash the Bronco Sport (which is overall a fantastic car), I chalk that up to (sometimes) buyers remorse from realizing they spent more for things they’ll never even use.
 
 




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