Types of Engines Available at Bob Smith Toyota

For La Crescenta, CA drivers seeking a new ride, a common dilemma is being uncertain about the type of engine that is best for them. The most common options include a four-cylinder, V6, or V8. At Bob Smith Toyota, we want our customers to be fully educated in order to make the right choice. Here are some facts about the three types of engine selections and the advantages that accompany each.


Also known as an I-4 engine, a four-cylinder is a popular choice for today’s economy vehicles, as it boasts excellent efficiency and the ideal primary balance. In a four-cylinder engine, all four of the cylinders are mounted in a straight line along a solitary crankshaft and oriented in an inclined or vertical plane. This type of powertrain offers simplicity and efficiency.


Available in many new Toyota trucks, a V6 engine has six cylinders arranged in a ‘V’ pattern, hence its namesake. V6 engines often offer more power than four-cylinders. It also has a superior center of gravity, which causes less vibration.


As the name suggests, this type of engine has eight cylinders arranged in a ‘V’ configuration. This configuration results in great power, making it a great choice for frequent towers. V8s are most commonly found in our SUVs and trucks.

If you’re looking for a plethora of engine and Toyota options, look no further than Bob Smith Toyota. We have dozens of new cars, SUVs, and trucks for sale at awesome prices. Stop in today to browse our inventory of new and pre-owned models or to ask us any questions! We look forward to your visit.