Well... I ended up selling the Mustang, took that cash (added some more) and purchased a 2014 Summit EcoDiesel 4x4. I picked it up this morning and absolutely LOVE it!
Exactly what I wanted!! Well, kinda. My perfect with GC would be a Summit w/ Overland Style Bumpers, tow hooks and skid plates... (the plates will happen). Went Summit becasue IMHO it's hard to pass up the nicer interior and the stereo is the best I've heard in an OEM.
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl / Grand Canyon Brown Interior
Look forward to learning from those how have treadlightly before me!