If you browse a catalog of cars, chances are you’ll see words like, ‘four-cylinder,’ ‘V6’ and ‘V8’ scattered across the page. These words stand for the different engine types, and at Ole Ben Franklin Mitsubishi of Oak Ridge, our Mitsubishi dealers are here to help you find the engine type that matches your drive style.

It almost goes without saying that your engine is a central component to your vehicle. Responsible for turning fuel to thrust and pushing that power to your wheels, no car can exist without an engine. As can be expected, there are a wide variety of engine types, and while some utilize fuel differently, like diesel engines, we’re going to focus on the three main types that appear on automotive lineups the world over: four-cylinder, V6, and V8 engines.

As you may already have expected, the numbers associated with each engine type relate to the number of cylinders that the engine utilizes. Engines that host more cylinders are a great option for drivers who want more oomph out of their vehicles, as they transform more fuel into raw power. That said, they also require more fuel to function in the first place. Alternatively, punchy compact engines like four-cylinders tend to utilize engine more efficiently, and when you pair these engines with a hybrid drivetrain you’re rewarded with a powerful fuel-conserving effect.

In truth, no engine type is considered ‘the best.’ At the end of the day, it all comes down to how you plan to use your vehicle. If you shop our wide selection of Mitsubishi cars, we’ll help you find the engine that fits you. At Ole Ben Franklin Mitsubishi we make it our goal to find you the car and engine that will provide you with the most satisfaction possible.