Better fuel efficiency is great. Smaller cars, which are easier to park, maintain, and navigate in an urban environment are also terrific. However, as we start to see smaller engines, with less powerful output, we don't want to lose the pep we want. To that end, turbocharged engines are on the rise.
It is estimated that 25 percent of vehicles sold in the USA will be turbocharged in five years time. Ford's EcoBoost V-6 was a pioneer of the new trend—offering better fuel economy than a standard V-8 without sacrificing power. Think of turbocharging as an alternative, in base terms, to hybrid drivetrains. And, then, keep your options in mind.