Choosing the Best Engine Size for Your Next Used Car

by Mutimba Musonda from Zambia

When it comes to shopping around for a new vehicle it is very important to know the engine size in a car as most cars are advertised with different types of engines. Understanding the variations between different engine sizes will help you to make an informed and solid decision, and one way in which you can do that is by checking the CC capacity of the car.

For instance we might find a car that is 1,990cc and another is 1,490cc – these numbers are indications of the sum of the displacement volumes of all the cylinders in the car, or in other words the displacement volume of the engine. Therefore when buying a car you have to pay attention to this amount, as vehicles with higher CC tend to consume more fuel than those with lower capacities.

How to Choose the Best Engine Size for You

Deciding on the type of engine size for your vehicle is important, as this will ultimately affect your pocket and how often you can drive it. If you need a car to frequently commute to areas a distance away such as for work, school, or other regular activities, then it is very important to select a car that will not stress you much in terms of fuel consumption.

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Vehicles such as smaller, mid-sized, and compact ones are very good when it comes to fuel efficiency, while larger ones like SUVs tend to consume fuel at a higher rate, due to the fact that most engines that are in SUVs are meant to produce more power hence their CCs are higher. However production of cars is slowly changing to that of hybrid cars and crossovers, which are proving to be more fuel efficient and eco-friendly than their earlier counterparts.

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Drivers who are often travelling through the city have many different hazards and criteria to deal with in addition to fuel prices constantly fluctuating leaving less money in your pocket and more financial potholes to fill up. Owning a car with a higher fuel consumption can be very hectic, though it also has advantages such as additional space and more power.

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It is only right to look at the option of saving money through getting a vehicle that you can be more easily managed, but in some cases a bigger vehicle with higher consumption rate may be the best option for your situation.

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In conclusion, the easiest way to choose the size and type of vehicle best for you is to start with the engine capacity first. It must also be stated here that smaller and lighter engines are cheaper to maintain as opposed to cars with larger and heavier engines. With so many different types of vehicles to pick from, taking your time and figuring out what you require in a car before you make your final decision is the best way to go.

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