The issue with the 2.0 is its absolutely gutless because pretty low torque figure at 145 ft-lbs at a screaming for everyday driving 4000RPM. I have driven the BRZ which is incredibly fun car if drive like a maniac/track it etc, however as everyday driver the most gutless vehicle you could have. I will note my wife drives a slower CUV vehicle too with the 2018 Tiguan with its detuned VW 2.0T with 184HP. The upside is that wallop of 221 ft-lbs of torque at 1500 RPM which makes everyday driving perfect.
Originally Posted by Al
Say what you want. The block/internals did not change one iota. They gave it to subaru bc of the soundness of the engine and the abiliity to add more mower . Even in its unblown state the FA made 203 HP out of 2L. All the more impressive. The engine is equivalent in strength to the 2.0 Nissan SR20 DE which was known to produce 550HP. The FA20 has produced 650 without modifying the internals. I am sure you know all that. But enough this board doesn't give a rips..t about 2 fanbois (you and me) arguing about 2 very minor players Mazda (ranked 17 in world production) and Subaru ranked #22.
Originally Posted by Ws6
The 2013 and 2014 xt was close. The 2017 and 2018? Way off the mark due to retuning.