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Under The Hood: 2016 Subaru WRX STi

The Subaru WRX STi engine legendary, but in large part because it's been around for some time. The EJ257 2.5 liter turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder boxer engine is virtually identical to the 300 horsepower E...

Under The Hood: 2016 Mazda CX9 2.5T

For 2016 the Ford sourced 3.7 liter V6 gives way to Mazda's new top engine in the CX9, a 2.5 liter direct-injected and turbocharged four cylinder engine. In the CX9 it is always paired with a six-speed automatic trans...

Under The Hood: 2016 Volkswagen Golf 1.8 TSI

The 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 in the Volkswagen Golf is the newest engine in the brand's family of cars. It's now the base engine for the Golf, the SportWagen, Beetle, and Passat here in North America...

Under The Hood: 2017 Audi S3

Under the hood of the Audi A3 as well as the Volkswagen Golf R we get in North America is the high-output version of the company's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 engine. In both cars, it cranks out 292 ...

Under The Hood: 2016 GMC Canyon DuraMax Diesel

The new 2.8-liter DuraMax diesel that’s now available in both the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon isn’t actually all that new. Versions of it have been powering a multitude of different trucks ans SUVs from various ...

In Depth Look: Infiniti VC Turbo Engine

While it made little news, likely one of the biggest innovations in the history of the internal combustion engine has come in 2016 with Infiniti's announcement of their 2.0-liter variable compression turbo (VC Turbo) ...

Under The Hood: 2016 Lexus RX450h Hybrid

The Lexus RX 450h Hybrid, and before it the RX400h was one of the first hybrid-powered crossover SUV's on the market. Back then and now, it comes with a powertrain that actually bucks the trend of hybrids and is quite...

Under The Hood: 2017 Kia Soul! Turbo

The Kia Soul Turbo's 1.6-liter Gamma turbocharged engine is a new higher output powerplant found in other Hyundai and Kia products this year like the new Elantra Sport and Elantra GT as well as in the Kia Forte5 just ...

Under The Hood: 2017 Kia Sportage SX 2.0 Turbo

The 2017 Kia Sportage SX gets the brand's top of the line four-cylinder engine, a 2.0 liter with turbocharging and direct fuel injection. In the Sportage the engine offers 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque...

Under The Hood: 2017 Toyota Tundra 5.7

The 5.7-liter V8 engine in the Toyota Tundra pickup known as the 3UR-FE has been around as we see it since 2006 and is manufactured exclusively in Toyota's Alabama engine plant. It's the same engine you'll find und...

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