When customers visit our Alpena, MI dealership our team at Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena, go above and beyond to provide a quality car buying experience. One of the many factors we focus on when walking our customers through the car buying process is the type of engine that sits beneath the hood. Whether you want a four-cylinder or a roaring V8, the kind of engine in your car can drastically change your car driving experience.

Which of the different types of engines is right for you? Should you choose a four-cylinder, V6 or V8? It’s a question plenty of our customers ask, and we always respond saying that it depends on what you expect out of your car. Take the Ford F-150 for instance, which sports a 2.7 Liter V6 or even a 5.0 Liter V8 engine in some trims. The V6 and V8 engine types are typically more suited for vehicles that require more power and torque. However, this added power can come at a sacrifice for fuel economy. If power isn’t your thing, you might want to opt for a more fuel efficient four-cylinder engine, which can be found in vehicles like the Ford Edge. The number of cylinders in a vehicle’s engine can directly translate to power and fuel economy. The more cylinders mean more power, but it also means more fuel to power those cylinders. The fewer cylinders, the more fuel economy, however, it also means fewer cylinders to push the vehicle forward. No type is greater than the other, it all depends on what you want in a car.

At Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena, our team is dedicated to helping you get behind the wheel of a vehicle you’ll love. Whether that vehicle is a fuel-sipping four-cylinder or a roaring V8, our goal is to help you find the car that meets all of your automotive needs.