That was certainly true of earlier turbos in performance installations but modern turbos with variable geometry and electronic boost control are very different - particularly on the current crop of "Ecoboost" engines where downsizing and lower fuel demand are the objectives, not performance.Turbos are always a love hate thing. The added power is a great advantage but the biggest con is the lag. This means that you really don't know when the turbo kicks in which make things, interesting lol.
Thanks for the tidbit about the 2.4's acceleration. I've been lurking on the forums and had been curious about how it performed compared to the 2.0T. My wife and I are leaning towards the 2.4 simply because there's less maintenance involved. We are seriously considering the 2014 SFS, but debating which engine to get. We are coming from a turbo Subaru Forester and while it was fun, we are kinda over the higher maintenance involved and premium fuel required.
Anyone have any experience going uphill with the 2.4? Does it struggle?