Some misinformation. Up until 2009, the manual cars had a viscous center diff with a 50/50 power split. The autos had an electronic locking diff with a 70/30 split when not locked. The autos you can wire up for a switch to get it locked when you want. However I've never found an instant yet where the computer logic didn't have it locked in time. Plus I have the sport mode and selectable gears that make AWD drifting much more enjoyable.
We have a JKU too, however, it doesn't go L.A. to Phoenix or Flagstaff and back at a steady 80 MPH getting 24 MPG. Each has a purpose.
I placed an order for a Carbide Gray 3.6R today. Unfortunately, they are so popular that I am looking at the end of May for a delivery date. Four months! I'm looking forward to building my first overland vehicle and taking the boys exploring to see new places.
The 2010 2.5 cvt once we had 25k on the clock would do 28mpg tank averages at 75-80mph no roof rack gear. Drop it into to 65-70mph range and weve had several 32-33mpg averages per tank. They eat up big road miles easily and driver fatigue is not nearly as bad as our Sequoia. We take the Subaru every time when its just 4 of us going.