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  1. I've driven a couple of Escapes and one Edge with the 2.0L Ecoboost and to be honest I found all of them suffered from heavy turbo lag straight off the line. I did drive the new Mazda CX-9 and found it to be pretty lively but it has a 2.5L turbo with 310 ft/lbs of torque at 2000 rpms. I live in the south with high heat and relative humidity. Does heat and/or high relative humidity adversely affect the 2.0L Ecoboost? I have a friend in Florida who has a turbo Hyundai and he swears his engine is heavily impacted by these factors. Any truth to this or am I just expecting too much?
  2. I'm looking for a new tow vehicle to tow my ~3,200 lb. boat and was considering a new Edge. I currently have an older Nissan Murano that does a decent, not great, job of towing the boat. I was worried about towing with the CVT when I bought it but I've never had any trouble out of it in 145,000 miles. The specs on the Murano are close to those of the 2.0L Edge so I thought it may be an equitable replacement. My daily commute is approximately 60 miles a day so I'm considering the 2.0L in lieu of the 3.5L for its improved fuel economy and better torque. I'll haul my boat approximately 200 miles round trip on the weekends and I'm not overly concerned about fuel economy when towing, just during my daily commute. I've driven the 2.0L and it seems pretty gutless at low rpm compared to my Murano. Does anyone have any real world experience towing with this setup? I can't imagine the 20L Edge hauling 3,500 lbs. without major failures down the road.