June 25, 2021—As technology continues to improve, auto manufacturers are slowly starting to transition away from using V6 engines.
Replacing the once-standard six-cylinder variety is its four-cylinder counterpart, according to a report from USA Today. Four-cylinder engines, once known for being sluggish, have significantly improved performance while maintaining respectable fuel economy thanks to new innovations.
According to J.D. Power, the Toyota Camry is the only non-luxury midsize car that comes standard with a V6.
"To be sure, automakers have made significant improvements to four-cylinder engines in recent years," the report says. "In many cases, they’re offering turbocharged four-cylinder engines with direct fuel injection, enabling greater power output than many V6 engines of days gone by."