Whether you’re hoping to get financing for a new Nissan or looking for advice on what kind of car to buy, our team at Van Horn Nissan Stevens Point is here for your every automotive need. One of the many questions that our sales representatives get regarding the subject of engine type, and how powertrains affect a drive.

The engine is the core of your vehicle. It can define everything from the amount of horsepower at your disposal to how much fuel your car requires. That said, many car buyers feel left in the dark regarding the details surrounding engine type, which is why we’re here today.

There is a variety of engine types out there for drivers to choose from, and each can vary depending on the manufacturer and design. That said, a vast majority of engines can be placed into one of three categories: four-cylinder, V6, and V8. Each is separated based on the number of cylinders at the engine’s disposal. The number of cylinders can directly translate to the amount of horsepower at your advantage and affect how much fuel you need to power these cylinders.

So what kind of engine should you opt for? Well, if you’re a daily commuter and appreciate fuel economy, a four-cylinder engine might be the best choice. Additionally, modern-day four-cylinder machines are innovative in the way that they’re both super powerful and efficient, thanks to advanced engineering. On the other hand, a V6 or V8 engine might be a great pick for drivers looking for a vehicle that can tow with ease or want more rumble beneath their hood. These two latter powertrains are often reserved for SUVs, trucks, and sports cars.

If you’re in the market for a new 2019 Nissan car or want to pick up something pre-owned, our team at Van Horn Nissan Stevens Point is ready and willing to help guide you through the buying process. We believe that there is a car out there for every driver, and we can help you find that perfect fit.