Empty-nesters or first-time-buying singles seeking cargo-carrying options and occasional extra passengers could suffice with the four-banger
is capable of generating 305 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a massive 400 N-m of maximum torque available between 2,500 to 4,500 rpm range.
If rolling coal is more your style, there's also a healthy choice of diesel engines, all in the form of a 1.6-litre four-banger
with varying power outputs.
of torque, a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-banger
that generates 138 hp and 143 lb-ft.
The base Cherokee has a 2.4-liter four-banger
, a 184- horsepower engine that, frankly, seems dreadful.
The standard four-banger
engine has variable-valve timing that puts out 185 hp and stills gets you reasonably good gas mileage (18 city and 24 highway).
But out on the unpatrolled interstate, just where youAAEd figure the little four-banger
would feel soft in the kippers, the Mazdaspeed3 flat-out motors.The intercooled and turbocharged 2.3-liter puts all its 280 pound-feet of torque on line at about 3,000 rpm and, in third gear, itAAEs nothing but guts and go.
Those figures, however, can drop noticeably during interstate driving, when the gasoline engine is needed to supplement power; even its relatively small 1.5-liter four-banger
will consume a moderate level of fuel at higher speeds.
This little econobox doesn't get its punch from some steroid-boosted turbocharged four-banger
. Shoe-boxed neatly between the front struts is a 240 hp, 3.2L V-6 that's hooked up to Volkswagen's 4MOTION system sending that power to all four wheels.
That "American four-banger
piece of crap with a kind of funky smell" got them as far as Rosarito, Mexico, and back to Cottage Grove before dying, Norris said.
Lutz noted that when you consider the materials for a vehicle, the costs for a run-of-the-mill four-banger
and the costs for an apsirational roadster are probably about the same.
And much like an everyday four-banger
, the RCV's power curve climbs steadily upward from 4,000 rpm until it levels off near 8,000.
But it's still a four-banger
. It could sound a whole lot more aggressive.
The new four-banger
is also equipped with electronic throttle control and shares the V-6's E67 engine control module.
It's easy to say after his playoff miss, which came following his four-banger
game against the Lions, that there's no way the Bears can do that.