Some well-reviewed four-cylinder cars for the 2016 model year are the Scion FR-S, Ford Focus ST, Alfa Romeo 4C and the Mazda MX-5 Miata, according to Autobytel. These four-cylinder sports cars are reviewed as lightweight, quick and affordable. Another popular four-cylinder vehicle is the Toyota Camry, featuring high fuel efficiency, sporty design, premium interior and an affordable price tag.
Four-cylinder engines are usually built in straight-line or inline configurations. Many different types of cars use the four-cylinder engine, including luxury and sports vehicles. Four-cylinder engines rose to popularity after Japanese car companies began manufacturing highly efficient four-cylinder vehicles. Some advantages to using four-cylinder engines are lower emissions, fuel efficiency and lower cost.
The four-cylinder Toyota Camry was one of the best-selling vehicles in the market in 2015. The vehicle is extremely fuel efficient and features decent speed and acceleration. The interior is spacious and offers features such as remote start, moon roof, heated leather seating and Bluetooth connectivity. More importantly, the vehicle is well-reviewed and popular due to its affordability, while delivering on engine performance, efficiency and extra features.
The rear-wheel-drive Scion FR-S with a four-cylinder engine surprisingly drives quickly due to its extremely lightweight design. The Ford Focus ST features more horsepower and a stiffer suspension with its hatchback design. The Alfa Romeo 4C is considered unusual, as exotic vehicles rarely come with four-cylinder engines. The model has a sporty design, lightweight chassis and decent speed. Some impressive features of the Mazda MX-5 Miata are its handling, steering and lightweight design.