You have probably heard the term ‘turbocharged engine’ thrown around everywhere. We are always asking about engine performance and horsepower, and we generally associate turbo with good. Turbocharged engines are indeed good, but what makes them good? What advantages are there to having a turbocharged engine? Continue reading to learn more.
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What advantages are there to driving a turbocharged engine?
For starters, we should give a quick overview of the difference between turbo engines and regular engines. Turbocharged engines use exhaust gas to spin a turbine that forces air into the intake side of the engine which subsequently boosts the output and horsepower. Normal engines simply have an intake valve with no exhaust gas acting as a catalyst, therefore resulting in less power.
One might ask what benefits there are to have such an engine. The most obvious answer is that it delivers more power which makes for a more exhilarating drive. There are more practical advantages as well. Turbo engines consume less fuel and some of the usually-wasted exhaust energy actually contributes to the fuel economy. In fewer words, turbocharged engines can help a car’s fuel efficiency. Turbo engines are also usually smaller in size which reduces the amount of noise they make compared to a naturally aspirated engine. In short, a turbocharged engine gives you more power, a cleaner drive, and less noise. If you are interested in the turbocharged options on the 2018 Mazda6 and 2019 Mazda CX-5, we highly recommend checking them out.