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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: 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 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: 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 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: 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,...

Under The Hood: 2016 Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S

The Subaru BRZ and its companion Scion FR-S (soon to be Toyota 86 in the States) uses a unique version of the brand's horizontally opposed four-cylinder Boxer engine. The 2.0-liter engine we have here features Toyota'...

Under The Hood: 2016 Ford F-150 5.0 V8

While the Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6 engine get all the headlines these days, the 5.0 liter V8 on the F-150 option list still lands in the driveway of nearly a third of all buyers. It's not the top option, but a mid-range...

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: 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...