The Six cylinder engine is considered a mid-tier engine choice for vehicles with the flat four-cylinder being the base model and the V8 being the highly powerful one. But these six-cylinder engines have come a long way to being more powerful and efficient. There are a few giant vehicles that completely have a six-cylinder engine without any V8 engine. Though the V8s are still on top when it comes to power, the six-cylinder is the most liked one for its combined output of fuel economy along with the power. Here are the best six-cylinder American vehicles that can be bought on the used market. (Source : hotcars.com)
1. Jeep Cherokee Classic
Second-generation Cherokee, the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) was produced from 1984 to 2001. This vehicle featured a lightweight unibody design instead of a body-on-frame chassis. The SUV has a 4.0-liter straight-6 engine that produces a power output of 190 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. This vehicle was a huge success that the company made a separate model out of this generation named the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It costs around $10,000.
2. RAM 1500 V6 Diesel
This vehicle equips a 3.0 L turbo-diesel V6 engine that is capable of producing a power output of 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission with an option of either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It has a towing capacity of 10,700 lbs and is very good with fuel economy.
3. Lincoln Aviator
This SUV has a 3.0 L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that is capable of making a power output of 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque for the base trim. The engine is coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission and is driven by rear-wheel drive. The top trim of this vehicle, the Black Label Grand Touring gets a hybrid powertrain with a 100-hp electric motor and a 13.6-kWh battery to the same V6 engine.
4. Chrysler 300
This vehicle has a 3.6-liter V-6 engine or a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes a power output of 292 hp and 363 hp respectively. The vehicle with V6 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds while the V8 takes 5.3 seconds.
5. Dodge Charger SXT
The vehicle equips a powerful V6 engine making a power output of 300 hp. It also offers a V8 variant. But the entry-level V6 is very much more efficient than the thirsty V8. It has an 8-speed automatic transmission and a standard rear-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive is optional.
6. Chevrolet Camaro
This vehicle has 6.2-liter V8 engine that is capable of making 455hp. The base trim with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine makes a power of 275hp. It also has a 3.6-liter V6 engine making 335hp which is quite capable of being efficient and powerful. When it comes to transmission the vehicle comes with a 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic and 10-speed automatic transmission as options.
7. Ford Taurus SHO
The Super High Output comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that can produce a power output of 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a standard six-speed automatic transmission sending the power to either front wheels or all wheels. This vehicle can accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds.
This vehicle equips a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine which produces 450 horsepower. The vehicle comes with interiors that give a premium feel with the leather steering wheel and seats. The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and has an acceleration time of 5.6 seconds from 0-60 mph.