Get the 2.5L - don't hesitate here. My 2018 2.0 is baarrreeelly adequate and is one of my major life regrets of the last 5 years. I'm not kidding. With the CVT, this thing wheezes like an 80 year old uncle.I appreciate all the comments and opinions. It seems that most people with the 2.0 are fine with it, until they trade-in for the newer engine. I was actually interested to know if the owners of the 2.0 engine were sometime hoping for more power in their daily drive? city or highway.