Sirilux October 15, 2013 Reply 148hp is not bad in a vehicle this size/weight (and the CVT helps otimipze that power). In fact, Crosstrek has a better power-to-weight ratio than Mazda’s 2013 CX-5 2WD or 4WD versions. Would more power be more fun? Sure, but then Crosstrek wouldn’t have class-leading fuel economy. I think this engine size is a smart choice, and I hope Crosstrek sells well enough to allow Subaru to also offer a faster version in the future perhaps a turbo or the 200hp 2.0L from the Subaru BRZ.