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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 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: 2017 Honda Civic Type R

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is the most powerful and fasted production Honda vehicle ever offered in the United States, all made hot and tasty by a very special engine, transmission and suspension that sets it apart f...

Under The Hood: 2016 RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI V8

The RAM's 5.7 liter HEMI V8 is one of the most powerful in in the half-ton class, with 395 horsepower and 401 pound feet of torque. It red lines at 5,800 rpm which is relatively low but it's plenty happy to rev up to ...

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 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 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 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 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6 V6

Sharing its Alpha Platform architecture with the current Cadillac ATS, the new Chevrolet Camaro engine bay has many similarities in structure and layout. There's room for a big V8 of course, making it seem spacious wi...

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...

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