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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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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: 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...

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