Interested in learning more about cars? Well, Flanagan Motors Mazda in Missoula, MT, has got you covered. Here at our Mazda car dealership, we know anything and everything about cars. We can even help you answer questions about car parts, such as explaining the different kinds of engine types.

Generally, there are four widely known engine types: gasoline, diesel, electric, and hybrid. Each engine type performs tasks differently, based on the feature and components that make up the engine. That means that if your lifestyle meets certain requirements, there are certain engine types that’ll work better for you.

For average drivers…

The average driver is best suited to a vehicle with a gasoline engine. This is because gasoline is the most commonplace engine, so regardless of where you live you will have access to gas stations. Moreover, gasoline engines are relatively fuel-efficient and cost-effective. Essentially, gasoline engines are your standard, go-to option.

For frequent drivers…

If you frequently driver for long periods of time and on highways, then a diesel engine might be best for you. Diesel engines are more fuel efficient than gasoline engines, so you’ll save whenever you have to fill up and you’ll need to refuel less frequently. Diesel engines are a great option for cross-country drives.

For eco-friendly drivers…

Drivers who are concerned with finding eco-friendly options should consider vehicles with either hybrid or electric engines. Electric engines do not use any gasoline, whereas hybrid engines use a combination of electricity and gasoline to power the vehicle. Both options have lower emissions than both diesel and gasoline engines, making them a more environmentally friendly option.

Visit Flanagan Motors Mazda to learn which new Mazda car has the right engine type for you!