V6 vs. Inline 4?

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hubby
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[quote=Donna] Can an I4 really pull and accelerate adequately given the weight of this vehicle? [/quote]

I doubt it! Do you know the horsepower & torque ratings for it?

Donna
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I checked on the horsepower and the 2010 Sante fe GLS AWD is 2.4L 175HP I4 - 175 @ 6000 rpm, Torque is [email protected] Would this be a good choice or would I be better off going for their V6 model which is the SE 3.5hp AWD, 276 hp @6300 rpm and the torque is [email protected] rpm. I would appreciate your input on these two models
anonymous visitor
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Hi there: I cannot imagine that an I4 would have any power.....I have only ever driven V8's. But that is what Kia is using for its Sportage and my daughter is considering buying one. Has anyone had one of these Kias with the I4 engine? Thanks.
Anonymous Visitor
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rear-drive I4's are rare, drive one you'll probably like it [basically an old volvo].
Anonymous Visitor
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An inline four would theoretically be more reliable than a V6, but it would theoretically be easier to make more power with a V6 because it would be easier to make a bigger engine. However, as all generalizations are false, an engine being 'better' would depend far more on the level of engineering than just the engine's configuration. Inline fours are often used where light weight and reliability are favored, such as a small commuter car (one of the reasons why many japanese race cars with inline fours is because most cars small enough to sell successfully in japan are of a small size that favours an inline four), but with small changes can produce copious amounts of power; squeezing 400, 500, or even 600 horsepower out of a 2.0 liter inline four is not a particularly difficult or complex matter. As for V6's, these engines are popular, particularly in america (where most cars are big enough to easily fit a V6 engine into), because they provide a compromise between inline fours simplicity and size and V8 power, without needing special measures; a V6 can be considerably bigger than an inline four, and thus make more power, because it has half again as many cylinders as an inline four and, if properly engineered, has almost no upper displacement limit. If you want more power, make a bigger engine. The reason why inline fours would theoretically be more reliable than a V6 is that they have fewer parts, however, high power inline four engines are often highly stressed, increasing failure rated and decreasing life span of many parts, while a V6 with similar power would have much more lightly stressed components. While inline fours are lighter and smaller, high power makes for a short life. V6's are heavier and bigger, but make more power easier.
wentco
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the chevy v-6 is just a v-8 with 2 cylinders takin off.your water pump,dist,power steering pump are all the same as the small block v-8
davey c
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well considering none of you know what youre talking about, first off inline motors will always create more torque then a V-shaped motor. Its not about racing or which makes more power. Horsepower is only half the equation when youre talking about your car making power. An inline motor can make a significant amount of more torque. If you all need an example, look at a tractor trailor, yes theyre diesel engines that can make more power just based on being diesel, but all tractor trailor motors are inline six cylinder motors. And now a days, if you need an example again, try to pass a tractor trailer moving at a good rate of speed, its hard for your little car to pass it now a days. Inline motors do make more torque i promise that, more horsepower, well that can vary. I know all this since ive been working in a machine shop rebuilding motors for over 10 yrs.

If you want a more recent example, somebody answer me this of which is more reliable and more powerful. An early generation jeep with the inline6 or todays jeeps with v6????

Anonymous Visitor
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Hello, I just saw your comment and hopefully I hear from you soon. Well, right now I'm trying to buy a new Toyota Tacoma and notice that they have V6 engines and the I4...well since I'll be using the truck for carrying heavy stuff on the wknds and I would like it to be fuel efficient, which one do you recommend?...Please, I would like your comments and what you think...Thank you and hope to hear from you soon...Emma
Anonymous Visitor
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Inline fours, especially Volvo's 2.3 liter turbo'd ones,are better than ANY engine. no V6 can match it.
Anonymous Visitor
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We're not talking about turbocharged engine here... we are comparing I4 and V6. And we should not!!! Compare an orange with an orange and an apple with an apple. So to compare 2 engines, they should have the same amount of cylinders. Comparing an I6 with a V6.. so yes, the I6 would produce more torque than the V6. The only reason why they created the V shape engine is to increase the size of motors without increasing the width of the car, because the problem with inline engines is the size. To put an inline engine on a FWD car, you cannot go above 4 or 5 cylinders, because the front space is limited on width. It's much more easier to fit an I6 on a RWD car or truck. But to compare an I6 with a V6.. or an I4 with a V4... the inline engine is always more powerful.

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