Automakers have found themselves stuck between trying to please the Environmental Protection Agency and trying to make their loyal fans happy.
Take Ford, for example. The automaker’s newest Mustang can be had with a 4-cylinder engine for the first time since the early 1990s, but Ford didn’t add the small motor because it wanted to please devout Mustang fans. The automaker had to find a way to make the EPA happy and boost its fuel-economy numbers.
Next on the casualty list is a 4-cylinder sure to anger rock hoppers and stump grinders across the U.S.