LOL Renegade, Compass and Cherokee are also overweight gas hogs, 25 mpg, #7, 11 and 19 in small SUVs this past quarter. Jeep with its Trail Rated is uniquely unsuited to provide the AWD wagons most people are looking for. As for the Grand Cherokee, it sells very well, #3 this past quarter. However FCA is still missing out on the on road biased half of the midsize SUV segment led by #1 Highlander.FCA is providing the tall FWD or AWD station wagons people are looking for: Cherokee, Renegade, Grand Cherokee.
Perhaps Dodge CUV / SUV entries could increase sales, but I doubt they could rival Toyota and Honda. I don't like it, but I don't believe that FCA is capable of competing with RAV4 / CR-V in terms of (real or perceived) build quality, reliability, durability, dealer experience, efficiency, and refinement. If they tried, I'm afraid it would look like a re-play of 200 vs Accord / Camry.
Please stop it with the 200 red herring. If they tried to actually bench mark the competition they would have done far better. Wheelbase 4" too short, 300 lb too heavy, too wide and tall and no direct injection or turbochargers. Never mind the transmission they didn't tune right until they were ready to discontinue it. Even FCA could have done better, Stellantis can do far better.