Different Types of Engines Explained

December 13th, 2018 by

At Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we love being able to give our customers their choice of an amazing line of cars to suit their lifestyles. From the rugged profile and practical reliability of a 2019 RAM 1500 to the attitude and dynamic performance of the 2018 Dodge Charger, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And breathing life into those vehicles is the engine. However, getting to know an engine is a lot like getting to know the car itself. So to make things easier, we’re giving you a quick rundown of our most popular engine types and what they can do for you.


The four-cylinder engine is the most common engine type, and for good reason. Four-cylinder engines get the best fuel efficiency out of any other engine. Some models that have four-cylinder engines under their hood include popular vehicles like the Jeep Cherokee.


This is the mid-range engine, ideal for adding power and limited towing capacity. It’s found in SUVs and Crossovers like the Dodge Journey, Dodge Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s also the starting point for sports cars like the Dodge Challenger, which goes to show just how much fun you can have with engines of this caliber.


This is the power. Whether you’re working hard or racing hard, the V8 is the end-all-be-all when it comes to vehicles like the 2019 Dodge Charger or 2019 RAM 1500. The HEMI® versions of these engines are designed for maximum performance, so whichever vehicle you get in that’s powered by one, you’re going to remember it.

Discover Them for Yourself!

We’d love to show you just what it means to drive the different engines listed here. The best way possible is to take your favorite model for a test drive! Come in today and discover them for yourself!

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