Originally Posted by MSCA
That's lame. A full-size spare should be the same exact size as the other four tires. To call it a full-size spare when it's clearly smaller than the rest of the tires is misleading. Sure, it's not a donut, but it is smaller than the others! I'm really surprised they would use a 9/10 scale tire for the spare...
I agree 100%. It isn't like they didn't have room to deepen the tire well back there. Have you looked under the rear? huge "clear" space to have made the well deep enough for a true "full size" spare, preferably with a matching wheel, at least on limited and overland models.
Cost cutting most likely. The spare is smaller, a cheaper brand name, and on a plain steel wheel. It really does kind of irritate you once you find out.