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On the Patriot the spare tire well under the cargo floor has room for the optional tire and wheel combinations. Models that weren't trail rated came with a temporary spare that is the same rolling diameter as the road tires and wheels but only about two thirds as wide. That leaves room above the spare to stash small, flat, tool boxes, extra oil, and stuff like that. I suspect the KL tire well is set up the same way.

It doesn't look like tires with a rolling diameter bigger than 30 inches or so would fit in the wheel wells anyway; so the spare tire well wouldn't likely be any bigger.
 

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It's looking more and more like the 4-cyl KLs are a slightly roomier replacement for the Patriot and the 6-cyl KLs are a slightly roomier for passengers and less roomy for cargo replacement for the Liberty.

The drag coefficient better be down around 0.44 or lower to justify the styling.

If we are lucky, fuel prices will only rise an average of 5.6 to 5.8 percent per year for the rest of our lives and median wages will rise at least 4.0 percent per year.
 

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I suspect that if someone drove a distance, say 100 miles, on the full-diameter, temporary spare in the non-Trailhawk models the brake activation system part of the wheel spin mitigation would disable itself. On the AWD Patriot with FD-I driving a couple of hundred miles in a strong crosswind with toolboxes on the downwind side, I've had the BAS ESC light and fishtailing car avatar come on for no apparent reason. There might have been one psi difference among the tires and all had more pressure than the threshold for the low tire warning light. The owner's manual implies the light is only serious if it doesn't go off after a while. It's vague on how long.

I have no reason to think the KL would be programmed differently. Driving hundreds of miles in strong crosswinds [I saw 70mph with gusts to 90mph in Colorado in September] with toolboxes or gravitationally-challenged passengers on the downwind side may cause the corresponding lights to illuminate and the braking part of the traction control to deactivate.

On the Trailhawk you would need to use a mode on pavement that didn't ever lock the locking differentials.
 
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