New study highlights switch to smaller engines despite growing consumer concern
Small engines are all the rage in the US auto marketplace. A new study by the Power Information Network from J.D. Power and Associates provides interesting details on the progress small engines are making. The primary reason given for automakers’ switch to smaller engines is compliance with government mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE). Small engines are defined as those with 3, 4, or 5 cylinders. However, there is a little more to the story than meets the eye.