The Difference between Car Engines

If you’ve started the car-buying process you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices available. From trims to engine configurations, there’s a lot to consider! When you visit Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep® RAM, our friendly and experienced dealers serving Bossier City are ready to help you navigate your options and select the perfect vehicle.

Different Types of Engines

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles offer drivers a wide range of engine options. Most vehicles come with at least two engine choices, allowing you to choose the right power and efficiency for your driving needs. While there are numerous engine types available, there are three common engine categories across manufacturers.

  • Four-Cylinder Engines: Four-cylinder engines have become one of the most popular engine choices because of their superior fuel economy, respectable power, and affordability. While this type of engine is certainly sufficient for most drivers, some people prefer the added power and acceleration from V6 and V8 engines.
  • V6 Engines: V6 engines are known for doing most things well. They produce more power and torque than their four-cylinder counterparts and V6 engines provide useful towing capacity for properly equipped vehicles. They do tend to have a lower fuel efficiency than their smaller siblings.
  • V8 Engines: V8 engines pack a punch. As soon as your foot hits the pedal, you’ll notice an increase in power and acceleration. V8 engines are usually found in muscle cars, like the Dodge Charger, and utility vehicles, like the RAM 2500. The downside? They are not very fuel-efficient.

To learn more about the differences between engines, visit your Jeep dealer near me in Bossier City, LA.

Models and Their Respective Engines

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM models have a wide variety of engine options between them. The 2019 RAM 1500 now offers a revolutionary new eTorque mild hybrid system that improves performance, efficiency, payload, towing capability, and drivability. The 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine, standard on most trims, delivers best-in-class horsepower, best-in-class fuel economy, and a best-in-class driving range of up to 624 miles. A 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque is also available.

Jeep SUVs have numerous engine choices, too. The 2019 Jeep Renegade is available with the 1.3-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine that delivers excellent efficiency and acceleration with Engine Stop/Start technology. Drivers can get up to 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.

For more information about engines, give us a call at 318-716-7348 or visit our full-service dealership near Shreveport, LA.