Neighbor just turned in his WRX STI Lease replaced it with a Ford Focus RS. 350hp out of a 2.4L mated to a 6spd manual, with AWD. Its rediculous. I would guess that Subarus new 2.4L dit is tuned at a hp level that allows ithe Ascent to drag people and gear up long climbs without melting down the cvt. Though I bet the WRX gets the same engine tuned in the 300+hp range.