Originally Posted by CIEGOS
That is most likely true but why not give the option? Let the owner decide what is best for their vehicle and pocketbook.
The E85 option has been available for several years across several makes and models. What's stopping them from burning it?
Could it be they've already figured out what's best for their vehicle and pocketbook?
Edit to add...
When E85 engines became available on the GC the only info you could find on performance and fuel economy was buried in the fine print footnotes in the vehicle brochure. In effect it stated that you could expect lower performance and poorer fuel economy on E85.
In the last few years I've seen this info posted a couple of different ways on new vehicles... estimated driving range on straight gas vs E85 posted as an additional sticker on the windshield or now as part of the main window sticker.
Currently, fueleconomy.gov lists the following info for a 2015 GC 4WD with 3.6L engine...
Gas - 17/19/24
E85 - 13/15/17
That's quite a drop, especially on highway.
I just tried checking gasbuddy.com for the current price delta between gas and E85. They don't even list E85 prices here and I'm in the corn belt... LOL. Honestly, not a lot of stations offer it and the last time I remember seeing it available at a pump around here it was maybe .25/gal cheaper than gas.
It's pretty easy to do the math to find out what makes more sense for your pocketbook.