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Old 04-12-2017, 01:50 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Brisky View Post
I am a bit concerned.

A 4 cylinder 2.4 liter turbo charged engine just does not seem like it will make for a very drivable large vehicle. Most criticism of the Tribeca (aside from looks) was around it's lack of power with the 3.6 liter flat 6 it had.

I can't imagine horse power being a lot higher than 250 ish horsepower and I would fear turbo lag preventing getting low end torque.

I like the looks and interior so far, but I am very concerned it will not perform with that engine...

Anyone else have any feedback?
The Mazda CX-9 seems to be capable using a 2.5L DIT 4 cylinder and from the first reviews I've seen the high torque made it peppy enough. I think this 2.4L will follow suit... twin scroll, high torque, and proper gearing... I'm guessing it will do just fine.

Don't forget its on the SGP too, which is lighter than any previous Subaru chassis.
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