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Old 09-03-2019, 03:32 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Straight6 View Post
"The engine was designed for torque, not horsepower," a Subaru spokesperson told The Drive, regarding the FA24's power output in the CVT-equipped Ascent. "It is as quick or quicker than the competition and quite good under full load."

The FA24 was designed with the same philosophy in mind as the new Mazda's 2.5T around SUV/larger vehicles in mind.
Jumping in to say that FA24 and Mazda's 2.5 are polar opposite in terms of geometry: 94 mm bore vs 89 mm and 86 mm stroke vs a whopping 100 mm.
We have a short(ish) stroker vs a long stroker; the long stroker is better suited for SUV-type load/usage.
The short stroker? Not so much.
As I said from the early days of FA24 news and rumors, Subaru is the only manufacturer that's using a 4-cyl short stroker for SUV duty; it's highly unusual/atypical.
Just my .02c, please carry on.
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