Whoever is making the decisions does not understand traditional customers. Painfully obvious; they walk away from what they were good at! The WRONG management!
What you are failing to understand is that the management today is shackled by the poor management of the past. They cannot prioritize your preferences when they must prioritize compliance.
Ford and GM can prioritize performance because they were always managing compliance.
To expand on this (context is needed), up to this point FCA/Stella USA/Whatever you call it has not had high mileage cars for sale. Its highest mileage volume vehicles were the Compass and Renegade...which frankly aren't very high mileage for their sizes or their engines. The Dart was dropped, the 200 was dropped, the Renegade and Compass get 23/29 so they really aren't any help in the CAFE department. The hybrid Pacifica is only a little better, at 30 MPG combined (Chrysler's site only provides the MPGe figure, by the way). Yeah, no help there either.
There's a reason Ford's base Maverick is a hybrid (and gets 40 MPG!), and there's a reason they still sell the EcoSport (it's not because people like it). Those both give Ford high MPG offsets to their V8 engines, allowing them to meet CAFE requirements without paying Elon Musk a bundle or paying a bunch of fines which add up to slight more than what Elon wants for credits. Ironically if they had kept the Dart and 200 around they'd have a little more flexibility right now. Even though the models themselves were not selling well, and not profitable, they had a benefit when it came to CAFE impact. Same with the 500, which is also now gone. They're painted themselves into a corner right now. Probably their best way out is to imitate Ford, bring the Rampage here with a hybrid powertrain, and find a smaller engine to stuff inside the 500X and keep that around too. But they have no plans for either one, which means all they can do is cut the other side of the CAFE range to bring things back into balance. That would be the Hellcat V8. It'll probably work...but as we're seeing here, that's also alienating a loyal customer base.