I agree. Apparently it must be cheaper to add electric motors then add a rear differential. That can only explain the small difference in price. It’s sportier,quicker off the line,better city mpg and lower maintenance. I suspect there may even be better resale value. The lower body panels are body color. It was a no brainer once we chose the advance.The best way would to take multiple long test drives in both models. I shopped for 3 months and visited 5 dealers of which only 2 also had the Hybrid. If you can test them both on the same day you will clearly see and feel the difference. I think you get a lot more performance and ride quality than the $1500 add for the Hybrid.
I think they recovered some cost by omitting direct injection on the engine. But it's not just rear diff for the "conventional" SH-AWD: front transfer case and driveshaft as well. It all adds up.Apparently it must be cheaper to add electric motors then add a rear differential. That can only explain the small difference in price.
I have exactly same problem, except it is almost everytime. I am going to the dealership to get it checked.i got the 2018 SH-AWD tech two weeks ago....take off is hit or miss. Sometimes it's too abrupt. If i baby the gas, take off is too slow. Gears 1-2-3 could be better. Aside from that, the vehicle is great! I put 700 miles on it the past 2 weeks.
My 15 is doing the same thing when shifting from 1st to 2nd, but only in traffic, it's like when you can only keep on feet on the gas pedal for 2 seconds, then you have to step on the brake.My 2018 AWD jerks so hard I feel like someone hit me from behind. Dealer says its normal. I dont like it and its uncomfortable for a 50k plus car.