You’ve weighed all the options and finally decided on the vehicle for you. You might even know all the details, including the exterior color, technology add-ons, and safety package you want. However, oftentimes one thing our customers haven’t thought about is the type of engine. Are you looking for more power or efficiency? Your engine can actually play a big role in your decision.

Four-Cylinder Engine

We find that most people are familiar with a four-cylinder engine, or at least have heard the terminology before. A cylinder is the part of your engine that burns gasoline and generates power, and a four-cylinder engine just means your vehicle has four of them. Oftentimes, a four-cylinder engine is considered more fuel efficient because it weighs loss and doesn’t burn as much energy, conserving power.

While oftentimes you see four-cylinder configurations in a smaller vehicle, there are exceptions where it’s offered in a larger model. For example, the all-new Jeep Wrangler near Winter Haven, FL utilizes a four-cylinder engine for the first time in over a decade to make it more efficient.

V6/V8 Engine

V6 and V8 engines also represent the chamber size in your engine. A V6 has six chambers, while a V8 has eight. As the engine size increases, so does the power in your vehicle. Oftentimes, trucks are powered with V6 or V8 engines to increase their towing and hauling capacities. The RAM 1500, for instance, equips either a V6 or V8.

Performance-based vehicles, such as the 2018 Dodge Challenger, also have options for a V6 or V8 for enhanced driving dynamics. At its most powerful, it boasts a whopping 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque; the all-new Dodge Charger isn’t far behind either.

Still unsure what’s best for you? Visit Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and let our Florida car dealers help! After all, the best way to know what engine is best is to experience it in action.