You may choose the V6 over the four-cylinder cars, but these American used cars can leave the six-cylinder ones to dust.
The four-cylinder engine is the most popular and most used configuration in the industry. Many carmakers have used this type of engine in many of their global lineup of cars. For starters, the engine is smooth, short in size, greatly engineered and most the fact that these engines are the most reliable ones. Started as a reason to produce more efficient cars due to the oil crisis in the 70s have now turned out to be one of the best engine types used around the world. No matter if you want an entry-level hatchback, sedan, or sports car to some of the most luxurious cars on the market, the four-cylinder engine configuration is used globally by many carmakers. They aren’t as powerful as the V6 or the V8 types but offer the bank for the buck and some cars can really leave them to dust. Here are the best four-cylinder American used cars you can find in the market right now.
8. Dodge Neon SRT-4
The Dodge Neon may be the ugliest-looking car of the time. But apart from its pale looks and average steering, the Dodge Neon SRT-4 carried a 230 hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine which made the Neon the fastest Dodge badged car of the time after the Dodge Viper. If the latest exterior isn’t your priority you can buy this l car.
7. Pontiac Solstice GXP
Maybe you haven’t heard of this car. It is very much underrated. The cool-looking roadster rocks a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 177 hp. The Pontiac Solstice GXP is the beefed-up version of the regular coupe and the roadster model which delivers up to 260 hp. This Pontiac Solstice is a great alternative to the Porsche Boxster, especially when this one costs under $15,000.
6. Chevrolet Cobalt SS
Another car which is not recognised for its looks, but rather for its unique engine design and power. The Chevrolet Cobalt SS is the only car on the list which features a supercharged engine. The Cobalt SS had a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine which produced 260-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The speciality of the Cobalt SS was that it came with a manual gearbox that launches the car in 5.5 seconds.
5. Ford Focus ST
No matter how much you love the Mini Cooper, this pocket Ford car can leave the Mini to dust. The Ford Focus ST came with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produced 252 hp. Paired with a six-speed manual transmission made enthusiasts enjoy this car fully. The Focus ST was one of the most loved American hot hatches that you can still buy.
4. Cadillac ATS 2.0T
The Cadillac ATS 2.0T was among the best cars the company has ever made. It offered a decent interior but was spacious and more practical than the competition. The AT offered a more refined turbo-four engine that produced 272 hp. Paired with a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive, the ATS was a delight to drive.
3. Chevrolet Camaro 1LT
Being one of the most successful muscle cars, the Chevrolet Camaro is among the most iconic names in the names of classic muscle cars. While the Camaro with a 440 hp V8 is a very easier choice for many customers, the entry-level turbo-four engine which produces 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque would be a great choice too. As the new-gen Camaro is a direct competition to the Mustang EcoBoost, it offers a really good kind of driving for the price.
2. Ford Mustang EcoBoost
The Mustangs always have been an enthusiast’s favourite car. With the striking bold looks and a powerful powertrain option, this Mustang brings a lot more to the table than one could ask for. This Ford Mustang EcoBoost can be your daily dose of thrill with its 2.3-liter four-cylinder Ecoboost engine that produces a good 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
1. Ford Focus RS
Before the Fiesta ST200, Ford was killing the hot hatch scene with its Ford Focus RS. The Focus came with a turbo-four engine that produced 350 hp and was capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Ford Focus RS was a popular car in Europe before Ford brought it into the US in 2017. The Focus RS is still one of the best hatchbacks one could have their hands behind the wheel.
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