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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 ...

Motoring Minute: AMG BiTurbo V8

All new from Mercedes-Benz is a breakthrough performance AMG BiTurbo V8 engine that will be the back-bone of their high-performance model line-up across the board for several models. Calling it a technological mast...

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: 2017 Genesis G90 3.3T

The 2017 Genesis G90 is the first car to go on sale in North America with the all-new Hyundai-Kia twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter Lambda II V6 engine, a powerplant we will see in a number of upcoming vehicles from at leas...

Under The Hood: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid uses essentially the same powertrain you will find in the Toyota Camry Hybrid up front, comprised of a 2.5 liter Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower. It's mated to Toyota...

Under The Hood: 2017 Cadillac XT5

The 3.6 liter VVT V6 has been a staple of Cadillac and other GM branded vehicles for some time now with its high-feature content of technology. For the 2017 XT5, the second generation 3.6 liter engine gains even more ...

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 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 Audi Q3 Quattro 2.0 TFSI

Because the the 2016 Audi Q3 is still based on the older A5 or Golf V architecture, it was not updated with the latest generation of the 2.0 VW/Audi EA888 engine. This means that it's one generation back of what most ...

Powertrain Review: 2017 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost

The 2017 Ford F-150 with the 3.5 liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 was upgraded with the second-generation of the landmark engine that continues to be the top engine option for power and towing. An engine that will car...

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