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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 ...

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: 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: Ford Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost

The Ford Explorer Sport and the Platinum both offer standard the now venerable 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, along with the Police Interceptor version of the Explorer where the engine is an option. In t...

Under The Hood: 2017 Volkswagen GTI

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 in the Volkswagen GTI is the newest generation of the engine found under the hood of several of the brand’s vehicles across the board. In the base S model we have he...

Under The Hood: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T

Because the the 2016 Beetle R-Line is still based on the older A5 architecture, it was not updated with the latest generation of the 2.0 liter EA888 engine. This means that it's one generation back of what most VW and...

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...

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 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...

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