Can You Match These Cars to Their Engines?


By: John Miller

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

For more than a century, car makers around the world have been cranking out motor vehicles by the millions. Some engines make it -- others are cast aside as failures. Can you match these common engines to the correct cars?

3.3 L Cyclone V6

Since the 1940s, the Ford F-Series pickup trucks have been exceedingly popular. The Cyclone engine was introduced in 2006 and the certified engine output is 265hp.


1.8 L 2ZR-FE I4

Toyota unveiled the ZR engine lineup in 2007, and they come in 1.6-, 1.8, or 2.0-liter variants. It's a a common engine that's found its way into many cars, including the ever-popular Corolla.


Windsor V8

In the early '60s, Ford began building its Windsor V8 engines, which were meant to be successors to the Y-block engine. The 289- and 302-cubic inch versions made their way into the muscular Torino.


2.0 L Theta II I4

Theta is a family of engines from Hyundai, and many of them wind up in the Tuscon. The first version of the Theta was available in 2- and 2.4-liter versions. This one comes in just 2.0-liter.


1.6 L (99 cu in) MR16DDT I4

The MR16DDT l4 is a 1.6-liter engine built by Nissan. It's found in the Altima, among other models, such as the Juke and Sentra.



Ford builds its EcoBoost engine into numerous vehicles such as the Fusion. The key idea is that the engines produce great power with fewer greenhouse gas emissions.


"Voodoo" V8

Code-named "Voodoo," Ford uses this engine in the Shelby Mustang GT350. It's an incredibly powerful engine that produces 526hp at 7,200 rpm.


MaxxForce 7

Ford's Super Duty pickups use variants of the MaxxForce 7 engines. The engine features Series Sequential Turbocharger and a high-pressure common rail fuel injection system that can produce around 350hp.


1.8 L 2ZR-FXE I4 (gasoline hybrid)

Hopefully, the "hybrid" aspect of this name gives it away -- it's a Toyota Prius engine. Combined, the gas engine and electric motor produce about 134hp, and it's one of the most fuel-efficient engines you can buy.


3.5L V6 2GR-FKS

This is a V6 engine made by Toyota and built into cars like the ever-popular Camry sedan. It's also been used in other Toyota models, as well as at least two Lexus cars.


Max Wedge

Chrysler built its powerful Max Wedge engines into '60s muscle cars like the Pontiac GTO. Based on the Chrysler RB block, it had both 413 and 426 cubic inch variants.


1.0 L EcoBoost I3

Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine isn't meant for power or speed. But in the Focus, it's great for gas mileage and overall efficiency. Ford likes to brag that this is a premium engine -- just a very small one.



The M54 is a straight-six engine from BMW. It appeared in several models over seven years, including the Z3. This engine has a redline of 6,500rpm.


3.6-liter LGX V6

The LGX version of this 3.6-liter engine was made for several GM vehicles, such as the Cadillac ATS, Buick Lacrosse, and 2016 Chevy Camaro. At 6,800rpm, it produces 333hp.


1.4 L LUJ I4

The Chevy Cruze features this EcoFlex engine, a 1.4-liter version that creates a maximum of about 138hp. Super powerful? No. Fuel-efficient? Yes.


3.5 Liter 2GR-FKS V6

The 2016 Tacoma engine got a significant upgrade with this V6 engine. It features aluminum blocks and heads and produces 265 lb ft of torque, as well as 278hp.



Made by Volkswagen, this 1.8-liter, direct-injection, turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder engine produces about 170hp. By some measures, it's about 20% more fuel efficient compared to its predecessor.



The B58 was introduced in the BMW 3 Series. It's a turbocharged direct injection straight-six engine that comes highly rated and can generate more than 330hp.


LS Series

Introduced in 1995, the LS small-block engines are a powerful V8 variant often used in the Chevy Corvette. It goes almost without saying that they're powerful -- the '97 version delivered nearly 350hp.


1.6 Gamma GDi

The 1.6 Gamma GDi is a Hyundai Gamma engine that's used in the Accent. It's a small engine -- but one that produces 138hp.


2.5 L Duratec I4

If you see the Duratec name, you know it's a Ford product. This 2.5-liter version is often incorporated into the popular Escape SUV.


V6 Series 2 3800

Buick's 3800 engine is one of the most common engines ever -- more than 25 million were manufactured. The Series 2 hit the market in '95 in cars like the LeSabre and Park Avenue.



This is a 10-piston LR engine from Toyota. It was mostly used for the Lexus LFA, a fast two-door sports car. Stock versions can reach more than 200MPH.


2.0L MR20DD

This is a 2.0-liter iteration of Nissan's popular MR line of engines, and it is used in the Rogue. It's been in production since 2004.


2.7 L Ecoboost Turbocharged V6

This turbocharged V6, which is borrowed from the F-150 pickup, is available in the Ford Fusion. So if you need a 325hp family sedan, this is just the ticket.


2.0 L H4

This H4, or flat-four, engine from Subaru has a reputation for reliability. It's only around 100hp, but your gas mileage may exceed 30mpg on the highway.



The JZ line of engines is from Toyota, and you'd find the GTE version in a Supra. You could choose from a 4-speed automatic or 6-speed manual.


3.0 L Quattrovalvole V8

This 3.0-liter monster is one of the Ferrari Dino engines used in the 308 GTB. It is, of course, a huge V8 engine plopped into a lightweight two-seater sports car. The result? More speed than most people really need.


4.0 straight-six

AMC's 4.0 straight-six engine is a legendary product that wound up in a lot of passenger cars and Jeeps. Often, the cars would rust out all around the engines, which would keep right on running.


L86 EcoTec3 6.2 L

This is a Chevy small-block engine that's used in the Silverado and also the GMC Sierra. The V8 design helps it along to 420hp.


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