The six-cylinder engine is normally thought of as the Goldilocks of car engines: not too big, not too small, but just right. It’s not the most powerful engine, and it’s not an economical gas sipper. Instead, it’s a nice, average balance between the monster V8s and the planet-saving four-cylinders.
Six-cylinder cars have come a long way, though. Since Formula One race cars are required to use a six cylinder, chances are you can find a great six-cylinder car to cruise around Dallas.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
With an engine designed by Ferrari, how can you go wrong? This beautifully styled sedan pumps 505 horsepower out of a 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine. A twin turbocharger helps this not-so-average V6 out-muscle many of the V8s out there today.
The Quadrifoglio is more than just a V6 powerhouse. Styled with luxury tastes in mind, it has an all-leather interior and a Harman Kardon surround system with 14 speakers. Want to drown out the daily mayhem that is Dallas driving? Sit back in the butter-soft leather seats, crank up the volume, and stomp on the gas to leave those average daily commuters in the dust.
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Porsche Cayenne S
If you need a little more room for the fam, but don’t want to give up luxury and power, the Porsche Cayenne S is the car for you. With enough horsepower to launch you from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and enough towing capacity to get your boat to Lewisville Lake, the Porsche Cayenne S is not your typical six-cylinder SUV.
The Cayenne comes with all the amazing technology you would expect from a Porsche, including a self-stabilizing suspension system and new Porsche surface coated brakes (PSCB). This 440 horsepower, six-cylinder SUV is the most fun you can have with mom’s grocery getter.
The Chevrolet Camaro
American muscle cars are known for the growl of their V8 engines, but don’t discount the 335 horsepower V6 option in the Chevy Camaro. The six-cylinder Camaro is reasonably priced under $30,000 and comes with options like the magnetic ride control system. This system monitors each wheel to give you the most comfortable ride possible with the best handling.
View the scenery and challenge the curves on 1382 in this classic American muscle car.
Jaguar 35t Premium
Jaguar has also come out with an impressive six-cylinder engine. The engine in the Jaguar 35t premium boasts 340 horsepower and 332 foot-pounds of torque. While those stats make it easy to put on this list, the most impressive stat for this car is the gas mileage. Thirty miles-per-gallon on the highway makes this car not only slap-your-granny fun but impress-your-in-laws sensible.
Fun, yet sensible. Only Jaguar produces this kind of balance without losing any of the high-end style.
Six-cylinder engines are no longer the sensible middle man they used to be. With the addition of super and turbochargers, a six-cylinder car can give you the gas mileage you need and the power you crave. Navigating Dallas’s insane rush hour traffic can be a bear for everyone, so soothe your inner animal with any of these six-cylinder cars.