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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 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 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3 V8

This is a full-sized pickup which means like most that came before it, getting deep under the hood means climbing up onto it and diving in. And once you're there a lot of what you came to see is hidden beneath but we ...

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 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

The SRT 392 HEMI or 6.4 liter V8, whichever you prefer has been offered in the Dodge Charger for some time. Before the 707 horsepower supercharged Hellcat V8 came along, it was to top of the ladder for performance in ...

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: 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 Hyundai Elantra 2.0

For 2017 the Elantra received two all-new engines, a 1.4 liter turbocharged Kappa engine for the ECO model and a new 2.0 liter Nu naturally aspirated Atkinson Cycle four cylinder for the rest of the model range such a...

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...

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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