yeah.. the 3.7 isn't " slow " as a v6 mustang, it feels so slow because your moving all that mass with it. I had a 2.4 eclipse ( 4th gen ) and it weighted 3400 pounds ( yes.. a car that weighed 3400 pounds ) but .. because it was small, and nimble, it felt like that little 160Horsepower car could just walk wonders around anything. It's all about size, and weight. The 3.7 isn't going to go out and run 14's.. but it's not a slow truck, nor a fast one. If you get on it, it actually moves, it makes a lot of noise, but it moves.
"You'd both lose. You're trying to race a boring midsize sedan against a low end SUV designed for offroading." other than just being, whatever you feel that is, this comment has no meaning. Of course one of them win, no reason to make the other 3.7 owners feel bad because you think nothing is better than a hemi. If the guy wants to race a sedan, more power to him
it's fun, just a bit of fun. when comparing it to other mid sized SUV's, id say it's on par