What Are Some SUVs With 6-Cylinder Engines?


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Some SUVs with six-cylinder engines include the Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Highlander and Subaru Outback. Many of these SUVs give drivers the choice of a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine.

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The Ford Explorer is a crossover SUV that seats seven and, as of 2014, was the most popular midsize SUV in the United States. The Explorer comes in both a four-cylinder and six-cylinder model and drivers who choose the six-cylinder Explorer have the option of selecting all-wheel drive instead of the standard rear-wheel drive. Besides a standard six-cylinder engine, Ford also offers a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder motor.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets 13 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. Engine sizes for the Grand Cherokee range from a standard V6 to a high-performance V8. There are several trim levels available, some with rear-wheel drive and others with four-wheel drive.

The Toyota Highlander seats eight comfortably and comes with either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine. There are several trim levels available and the Highlander gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway. The Highlander Hybrid is a gas-electric hybrid that gives drivers an impressive 280 horsepower.

The Subaru Outback seats five and has a base MSRP of around $25,000. The Outback comes with either a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder engine and comes standard with all-wheel drive. One of the safest and most reliable SUVs on the market, the Outback received a National Highway Transportation Safety Association crash test rating of five stars and is a "Top Safety Pick" of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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