Yeah I'm with you; I just don't see a lack of power. I find that when I hit the skinny pedal, it just goes with shocking enthusiasm for such a big vehicle. There is a hefty MPG penalty for accessing the higher bands of power, but it's a design trade-off. It's very well thought out for the design goals.oh yes it is not a race car so everybody that mentioned the cvt and everything related to it, and that it is not powerful enough etc… didn’t buy the right car. I am a product development engineer in automotive and I am really impressed by this car. Very amazing. If you don’t like it, well, you will never like any family cars.