I think he meant it is weak at low rpms, where it spends most of its time.What you talkin bout Willis
It probably has too much power at upper rpms. But that is the best recipe for getting tolerable MPG out of a engine that also gives you power when you need it, just not maybe when you want it.
The turbo4 will give you that torque at low rpm, but you also pay the price in MPG... you get the same MPG as the V6, but at higher engine pressures and lack of smoothness.
The big question for many of us is whether the turbo4 would suffice for the Ridgeline? Obviously, it will power-wise. But in the heavy Ridgeline, will there be any MPG benefit? Will there be any penalty in longevity?
Sorry, got off on a tangent...