2.3L turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mazdaspeed3)

263 hp/280 lb.-ft.

+ Hits hard

- Torque-steers hard

= Hard to beat

3.7L DOHC V-6 (CX-9)

273 hp/270 lb.-ft.

+ Broad-shouldered power

- Not much more juice than the 3.5L

= Crossovers gone wild