Re: Newbie looking for more horsepower.
Keep in mind, it's a light vehicle. Though it's no speedster, it's not bad. You'll be able to overtake vehicles on the highway. From a stop light, press the pedal and you can be ahead of the traffic next to you. It's more about how you drive. When driving a higher horsepower car, how often do you really use it all? Just a waste of MPG. Any way, I was concerned as well, test drove it, and thought it was good enough.
Re changes, when auto manufacturers do major reboots they tend to do spring releases, otherwise in the fall. Plus it was new for the 2013 year. Should not be any major changes.