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Under The Hood: 2017 Lexus RC 200t

The base engine for the Lexus RC 200t is now the 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged four-cylinder with 241 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. Its 258 pound-feet of torque that comes on low from 1600 to 4400 rpm. Designate...

Under The Hood: 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro

The first thing you notice opening the hood of the 2017 Audi A4 is its longitudinal engine placement, a long-time staple of all but the smallest of Audi models. The trans-axle sends power to the front or all four whee...

Under The Hood: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins

The first thing you notice under the hood of the Nissan Titan XD is that this thing has one of the best looking diesel engines on the market. They went to a lot of care to design its cast aluminum upper intake tract t...

Under The Hood: 2016 Kia Optima 2.0 GDI Turbo

In the 2016 Kia Optima, the company's 2.0 liter turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder engine is somewhat de-tuned from previous versions, this one offering up 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This ...

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 Fiat 500C Abarth

Though there is a lot going on under the hood of the Fiat 500 Abarth, it's not always easy to see because it's one of the most tightly packed engine bays you will find. But what's here is a 1.4 liter turbocharged four...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

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