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Old 09-03-2019, 03:32 PM   #38
neg_matnik
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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."

https://www.thedrive.com/news/18562/...4-boxer-engine

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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