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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: 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: 2017 Genesis G90 3.3T

The 2017 Genesis G90 is the first car to go on sale in North America with the all-new Hyundai-Kia twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter Lambda II V6 engine, a powerplant we will see in a number of upcoming vehicles from at leas...

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: 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8

The standard engine now for the Volkwagen Passat is now the brand's 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 mill, replacing the old naturally aspirated 2.5-liter five cylinder engine a couple years ago. And thou...

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 Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius is the first all-new one in several years, with a host of new technicals under its hood. While its engine designation is still 2ZR-FXE, the engine is heavily revised for this year and hybrid driv...

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: 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...

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