Originally Posted by hilandfrog
WOW the difference in 4 cylinder performance
2006= a 159 horsepower, 2.7 liter, 4-cylinder engine.
1994= 2.4L 117 hp I4 engine
I like the MPG too
I got curious and did the math a couple of days ago. I can't find the scrap of paper, but the weight/power ratio (for both hp and torque) is almost exactly identical for an early 1990s 22re truck and a 2011 4 cylinder. (And so is the mpg, for that matter.)
But the raw numbers are only part of the answer. I have a 2010 4x4 with the 4 cylinder, and it feels WAY less underpowered than the old 22re I used to own. Maybe the torque curve is broader, or maybe it's just that it is new instead of old and beat to shit.
And the brakes are so much better than the old ones that it isn't even funny.