At Jake Sweeney Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM, we understand the importance of automotive knowledge when buying a new car. When customers come into our Cincinnati Jeep Dodge Chrysler and RAM brand dealer, we are often posed plenty of questions regarding engine types.

‘Should you purchase a four-cylinder, V6, or V8 engine car?’ This is a question our team often get from customers looking to purchase a new vehicle. Much like every driver, every engine is different, and while four-cylinders might boast more fuel efficiency and V8 engines might possess more power, the design of the vehicle itself can play a significant role regarding performance.

For starters, a four-cylinder engine is typically going to provide less power than a V6 or V8 engine because it has fewer cylinders. That said, some four-cylinder cars such as the 2018 Jeep Renegade have proven that one can utilize plenty of power from a four-cylinder engine.

Whether or not you should buy a four-cylinder, V6, or V8 engine all depends on what you expect your car to do. Do you want a vehicle that is tow-capable, and ready for rugged off-road terrain, you may want to opt for the V8 engine of a 2018 RAM 1500. Alternatively, commuters and road-trippers might better appreciate the fuel-efficiency of a four-cylinder engine.

If you’re still on the fence regarding what engine type would work best for you, our skilled and knowledgeable sales team can help you find the vehicle fit for you. At Jake Sweeney Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM our priority is your satisfaction behind the wheel.