0-60 it is or at least that is what motor trend is showing but not in the quater mile. Bottom line for me is not the performance it is the quality of the ride and depenability of the subies. the imprezza i traded with the mustang for the rex had 196,000 on a 2.2 and all my previous subies right back to the early eighties all held up the same. If you could keep the bodies on them back them they would last forever. As you say best all around for what we need, we do live in VT. Have a good day! Wes.