It actually gets lower combined fuel economy than the NV200, and only 1 MPG more city/highway than the Transit Connect, despite have a 9 vs 6 speed transmission. Plus, NVH and drivability problems are a lot more acceptable in a work van, than a passenger car. I kind of expect a work van to be noisy, buzzy with a weird and lumpy power delivery. That sort of stuff doesn't fly in a $35,000 car.Why is it that the current 2.4 liter four does such an exemplary job in the Ram PMC beating the all the small van competition in both power and fuel economy, but yet in cars it's years behind? It seems there is a herd mentality to belief, especially in the automotive media.