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Under The Hood: 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8

The standard engine now for the Volkwagen Passat is now the brand's 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 mill, replacing the old naturally aspirated 2.5-liter five cylinder engine a couple years ago. And thou...

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 ...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado: Mixed Materials Explained

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks will be larger and faster than before, yet more fuel-efficient by losing up to 450 pounds, not by going all-aluminum and all-turbo like Ford but with a different approach. ...

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...

Under The Hood: 2016 Range Rover Sport TD6

The 3.0 liter turbo-diesel V6 new to the Range Rover in North America this year isn't really new at all, having been sold around the world in Land Rover vehicles for a very long time. The engine known internally as th...

Under The Hood: 2017 Dodge Durango R/T

It's been around seemingly forever by the Dodge 5.7-liter HEMI V8 has completely evolved from its basic roots in the 1950s, and honestly even mentioning the 1950s really isn't fair as the current engine share not not ...

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: 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: 2016 Lexus GS-F

The Lexus GS-F 5.0 liter V8 is an engine exclusive to the brand with a very high feature content compared to the 5.7 liter V8 which is shared with some Toyota products. It's got a lot of expensive hardware and a high-...

Under The Hood: 2016 Toyota Tacoma 3.5 V6

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma got its own version of the corporate 3.5 liter V6, replacing the old 4.0 liter unit which has been a staple of this truck for some time. While it shares its size with cars like the Toyota Camry,...

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