Philip Uwaoma
14 min read
18 Feb

As the likes of Toyota have reaffirmed by launching yet again into combustion engine production, it's apparently not over yet for ICE or the robust V6 engine. Automakers have mostly given a wide berth to anything more than four cylinders in recent years, choosing, instead, to turbo-charge (and twin-turbo-charge) four pots, resulting in smaller displacement engines making as much power with greater efficiency. 

Any doubt the world had for this trend was effectively demolished by Koenigsegg's Tiny Friendly Giant, a free-valve 2.0-liter twin-turbo 3-cylinder mill producing an incredible 600 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Less, it seems, can be more. Be as it may, it's hardly over for the V6, and the long list of automobiles rocking V6 engines in 2024 is proof of that. 

The allure of the V6 engine is real to automotive enthusiasts, thanks to their perfect balance between power, smoothness, and efficiency, popularizing them to drivers who value uncompromising performance. This comprehensive guide explores the complete list of V6 engine vehicles defiant on the face of smaller-displacement engines in 2024. From sports cars to luxurious sedans to versatile SUVs, this list is your ultimate resource. 

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1. 2024 Toyota Camry V6

 Starting MSRP: $26,420 

2024 Toyota Camry V6.


  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Output: 301 Horsepower @ 6,600 RPM
  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed Automatic

The Camry, second in popularity only to the Corolla, offers a range of powertrain options, including a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine, Dynamic Force Hybrid 4-cylinder engine, and a robust 3.5-liter V6. Pair the V6 with the available AWD to swell your confidence on the road. 

2. 2024 Hyundai Palisade

 Starting MSRP: $38,045 

2024 Hyundai Palisade V6.


  • Engine: 3.8L V6
  • Output: 291 Horsepower @ 6,000 RPM
  • Torque: 262 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM
  • Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

The 2024 Palisade's V6 engine comes standard with the 8-speed A/T, providing ample power and torque, especially combined with all-wheel drive capabilities for enhanced traction in various driving conditions. 

3. 2024 Kia Telluride V6

 Starting MSRP: $35,990 

2024 Kia Telluride V6.


  • Engine: 3.8L V6
  • Output: 291 Horsepower @ 6000 rpm
  • Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive (all-wheel and front-wheel drive options available)
  • MPG: Up to 20 city / 26 highway
  • Transmission: 8-speed Automatic
  • Torque: 262 lb-ft

The 2024 Telluride's V6 engine is the standard powerplant, with an 8-speed automatic transmission and optional HTRAC AWD system. Good for 291 horsepower, the engine provides a satisfying acceleration power for a 3-row, upscale SUV. It comes in five trim levels: SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy 

4. 2024 Dodge Durango

 Starting MSRP: $40,920 

2024 Dodge Durango V6.


  • Base engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Output: Up to 295 Horsepower
  • Torque: 260 Pound-Feet Of Torque
  • Drivetrains: Standard Rear-Wheel Drive; Available All-Wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

With 14 trim levels and a standard V6 engine accompanied by a larger 5.7-liter V8, the Durango requires you to go all out or go home. Perhaps that also explains why the 2024 Durango gets poor gas mileage for a midsize SUV. 

The V6, RWD configuration returns 19/26 mpg city/highway, while the V6, AWD returns 18/25 mpg. Mind you, it has many upsides, including sweet road manners, a roomy interior, and good reliability scores. 

5. 2024 Lotus Emira V6

 Starting MSRP: $90,900 

2024 Lotus Emira V6.


  • Engine: 3.5L Toyota 2GR-FE Supercharged V6
  • Output: 400 Horsepower
  • Torque: 320 Lb-Ft Of Torque
  • Transmission: Available In Either 6-Speed Manual Or 6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Transverse Mid-Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive

The 2024 Lotus Emira is an “entry-level” sports car in name only, unless your idea of “entry-level” is a starting price hovering around a hundred thousand US dollars. Be as it may, it borrows Mercedes-AMG’s 2.0-liter straight-4 engine propelling the A45 hot-hatch, which, now retuned by Lotus, makes 365 horsepower. 

Things get a bit more exciting (emphasis on “bit”) with the optional Toyota-supplied (and Lotus-tuned) V6, which ups the ante with 400 horsepower sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Its greatest strength, we dare say, is the lightweight, excellent chassis.   

6. 2024 Chevrolet Blazer V6

 Starting MSRP: $35,400 

2024 Chevrolet Blazer V6.


  • Engine: 3.6-Liter V6
  • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive
  • Output: 308 Horsepower
  • Torque: 370 Lb-Ft

The 2024 Blazer is a midsize 2-row SUV with a trendsetting design and a 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the standard propulsion power. It also offers an optional 308-hp 3.6-liter V-6, both mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. 

7. 2024 Ford Bronco V6

 Starting MSRP: $39,130 

2024 Ford Bronco Raptor V6.


  • Engine 1: 2.7-Liter Twin-Turbo V6
  • Output: 300 Horsepower (330 horsepower w/Premium Gas)
  • Torque: 410 Lb-Ft (415 Lb-Ft w/Premium Gas)
  • Engine 2: Twin-Turbo 3.0-Liter V6
  • Output: 418 Horsepower
  • Torque: 440 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: Seven-Speed Manual Or 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4x4 (Four-wheel drive)
  • Output: From 300 to 330 Horsepower

Even with various V6 engines available, the 2024 Bronco comes standard with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 275 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque (300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque with premium gas). 

The smaller-displacement V6 supports regular gasoline along with premium gas, but the 418-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 insists on premium gas. 

8. 2024 Toyota Sequoia V6

 Starting MSRP: $63,125 

2024 Toyota Sequoia V6'


  • Engine: i-FORCE MAX Twin-Turbo V6 Hybrid Powertrain
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Output: 437 Horsepower
  • Torque: 583 Lb-Ft

The Sequoia offers a smooth ride and a powerful hybrid engine with a towing capacity of up to 9520 lbs. The Multi-Terrain Select (MTS), Crawl Control, and Downhill Assist Control are available to enhance off-road performance. 

9. 2024 Ford Ranger V6

 Starting MSRP: $34,160 

2024 Ford Ranger V6.


  • Engine 1: 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6 
  • Output: 315 Horsepower 
  • Torque: 400 Lb-Ft 
  • Transmission: 10-speed SelectShift Automatic 
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 and 4x4 
  • Engine 2: Twin-Turbo 3.0-Liter V6 
  • Output: 405 Horsepower 
  • Torque: 430 Lb-Ft 
  • Transmission: Electronic Two-Speed Transfer Case 
  • Drivetrain: 4WD 

With two V6 variants available, the 2024 Ford Ranger carried over the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine from the previous year, pairing it with a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. 

With this powertrain, the Ranger is capable of towing 7,500 lbs. Moving up the range, the 2.7-liter V6 is available for the XLT and LARIAT trim levels, while the 3.0-liter comes standard on the Raptor variant, both twin-turbocharged. 

See also: The Balance of Performance and Efficiency: Understanding V4 Engines And Why You Never See Them 

10. 2024 Cadillac CT5 V6

 Starting MSRP: $38,395 

2024 Cadillac CT5 V6.


  • Engine: Twin-Turbocharged 3.0-Liter V6
  • Transmission: Standard 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Standard Rear-Wheel Drive (All-Wheel Drive available)
  • Output: 335 Horsepower
  • Torque: 405 Pound-Feet

The 2024 CT5’s base engine is a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 237 horsepower. The V6 option delivers 335 horses, but the same engine makes 360 horsepower on the CT5-V model. 

Boasting even more power is the CT5-V Blackwing, thanks to a supercharged V8 churning out a mighty 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. 

11. 2024 Nissan Pathfinder

 Starting MSRP: $35,810 

2024 Nissan Pathfinder V6.


  • Engine: 3.5-Liter Naturally Aspirated V6
  • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Available in 2WD and 4WD Configurations
  • Output: 295 Horsepower
  • Torque: 270 Lb-Ft

The Nissan Pathfinder has, for years, been the top choice of critics and reviewers for the 3-row SUV segment, and that’s not just because it’s one of the cheapest new full-size SUVs on the market. It has five trim levels, all powered by a free-breathing 3.5-liter V6 mill producing up to 295 horsepower. The trim levels include S, SV, SL, Rock, Creek, and Platinum. 

12. 2024 Honda Pilot

 Starting MSRP: $38,485 

2024 Honda Pilot Elite.


  • Engine: 3.5-Liter V6
  • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Available in Front-Wheel Drive And All-Wheel Drive Configurations
  • Output: 285 Horsepower at 6,100 RPM
  • Torque: 262 Lb-Ft at 5,000 RPM

Thoroughly redesigned for the 2023 model year, the 2024 Honda Pilot looks like no sibling to the platform-sharing Odyssey, which we consider an extra icing on the cake for an SUV that offers the practicality of a minivan. 

The interior is roomy, it has plenty of storage spaces, the second-row seat does wonders with the touch of a button, and the V6 supports a max towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.  

13. 2024 Toyota Tundra

 Starting MSRP: $39,965 

2024 Toyota Tundra V6 engine.


  • Engine: i-FORCE MAX Twin-Turbo 3.4-Liter V6
  • Output: Up to 437 Horsepower
  • Torque: 583 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4X2 and 4X4

The 2024 Tundra’s V6 makes 348 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque on the base SR model, while the same engine makes an updated 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque on higher trims. The 437-hp model is the hybrid version, all mated to a 10-speed A/T. The truck boasts a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,000 lbs. 

14. 2024 Ford Explorer

 Starting MSRP: $36,760 

2024 Ford Explorer ST-Line.


  • Engine: 3.0-Liter EcoBoost V6
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: 2WD and Intelligent 4WD
  • Output: 400 Horsepower
  • Torque: 415 Lb-Ft

The 2024 Ford Explorer boasts two powerful engine options: the standard 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine delivering 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and the available 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 Engine, producing 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission, the Explorer offers efficient performance and towing capability. 

Its Terrain Management System, standard on 2WD and Intelligent 4WD models, offers seven Selectable Drive Modes for tackling any adventure, from normal driving to challenging terrain. Additionally, available paddle shifters with SelectShift® capability allow for on-demand manual shifting, enhancing driver control and engagement. 

15. 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L V6

 Starting MSRP: $41,830 

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L V6.


  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Output: 293 Horsepower at 6,400 RPM
  • Torque: 260 Lb-Ft at 4,000 RPM
  • Drivetrain: 4WD

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L V6 is expected to come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-four will debut with two variants, offering either 420 or 510 horsepower. 

There will also be a hybrid version using a 4xe system, combining a 2.0-liter turbo-four with an electric motor for a combined output of 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. All these engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

The new Grand Cherokee will continue with the familiar drivetrain layout based on the Giorgio platform. It will remain agile and offer good off-road performance, with the option for an adaptive air suspension and a Quadra-Trac II 4WD system. 

16. 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee

 Starting MSRP: $36,495 

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine.


  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Output: 293 Horsepower
  • Torque: 260 Pound-Feet
  • Drivetrain: Standard Rear-Wheel Drive; Available Four-Wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

The Grand Cherokee offers respectable power comparable to its classmates, and the V6 feels up to the task in just about all types of driving. In both rear- and four-wheel-drive models, the 2024 Grand Cherokee gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, admittedly subpar estimates for a midsize SUV

Along with the gas model, the 2024 Cherokee offers a plug-in hybrid 4xe model, blending a turbocharged 2.0-liter straight-4 engine with an electric motor to deliver 375 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque. This electrified version returns a fuel economy of 23 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. 

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17. 2024 Nissan Z

 Starting MSRP: $42,210  

2024 Nissan Z NISMO V6 engine.


  • Engine: Twin-Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
  • Output: 400 Horsepower
  • Torque: 350 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual and 9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive

If you’re devious enough to make your friends burn with envy, especially if said friends are sports car enthusiasts, roll up in a new Z and announce you just got it for your birthday. 

Available in four variants, including Sport, Performance, and NISMO, the 2024 Nissan Z comes standard with an engaging 6-speed manual gearbox, which, to our surprise, the NISMO variant made a pass on it, settling instead for the 9-speed A/T. 

18. 2024 Ford Expedition

 Starting MSRP: $57,000 

2024 Ford Expedition V6 engine.


  • Engine: Twin-turbocharged 3.5-Liter V6
  • Output: Ranges from 380 horsepower to 440 horsepower
  • Torque: 470 to 480 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Available in Rear-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Configurations

The Expedition is the Blue Oval’s biggest SUV in 2024, straddling a truck underpinning that enhances its capability over 3-row SUV rivals like the Honda Pilot. The 2024 Ford Expedition boasts a 9,300-lb towing capacity far exceeding unibody rivals like the Honda Pilot and VW Atlas rated at around 5,000 lbs. 

19. 2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

 Starting MSRP: $95,965 

2024 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio V6 engine.


  • Engine: 2.9-Liter Twin-Turbo V6
  • Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded
  • Output: 505 Horsepower at 2,500 RPM
  • Torque: 443 Lb-Ft at 2,500 RPM
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/OD
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Range, city/highway (miles): 287.30 / 388.70
  • EPA Fuel Economy: Combined/city/highway (mpg) 19 / 17 / 23

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is an Italian dreamboat propelled by a 505-hp twin-turbocharged V6. The power travels to the all-wheel drive system via a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. 

With a top speed of 176 mph and a 0 to 60 time of just 3.6 seconds, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the perfect transporter for drivers craving high-performance thrills without sacrificing utility. 

20. 2024 Genesis G90

 Starting MSRP: $89,200 

2024 Genesis G90 V6 engine.


  • Engine Type: 3.5-Liter Twin-Turbo V6
  • Fuel Type: Premium Unleaded
  • Output: 375 Horsepower @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque: 391 Lb-Ft @ 1300 RPM
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic w/OD
  • Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.3 Gallons

The 2024 Genesis G90 would be extremely hard to beat in the luxury full-size sedan class, which makes perfect sense, considering the G90 has the Hyundai Equus blood running in its veins. 

It isn’t afraid of lions like the BMW 7 Series and smiles on the faces of heavyweights like Lexus LS. The G90’s fuel economy is rated 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, with a combined city/highway rating of 21 mpg. 

21. 2024 Buick Enclave

 Starting MSRP: $45,295 

2024 Buick Enclave V6 engine.


  • Engine: 3.6-Liter V6
  • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic
  • Output: 310 Horsepower
  • Torque: 266 Lb-Ft
  • Drivetrain: FWD and AWD

There’s nothing particularly special about the 2024 Buick Enclave's driving dynamics compared to others in the three-row crossover SUV segment. It has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg combined city/highway driving for the AWD version. 

The FWD, which gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined fuel economy, is the standard drivetrain, but the AWD system is available on all trims. 

22. 2024 Lexus LS

 Starting MSRP: $80,685 

2024 Lexus LS 500 V6 engine.


  • Trim: 500 Sedan
  • Engine: 3.5-Liter Turbocharged V6
  • Output: 416 Horsepower @ 6,000
  • Torque: 442 Lb-Ft @ 1,600
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: RWD and AWD

The Lexus brand was born as the LS in 1990, helping to establish the brand as the luxury stalwart it is today. Now in its 5th generation, the 2024 LS competes with rivals like the BMW 7 Series and Genesis G90. 

The engine features a lip shape on the piston top to help realize low emissions and quiet operation when the engine is cold. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional; a 10-speed automatic transmission comes with either drivetrain. 

23. 2024 Lexus RC

 Starting MSRP: $45,920 

2024 Lexus RC V6 engine.


  • Engine: 3.5-liter V6 engine
  • Output: 311 Horsepower at 6600 RPM
  • Torque: 280 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: RWD

Thankfully, the vociferous power of a V6 mill in a Lexus luxury sedan isn’t limited to the $80,000 Lexus LS. The attractively priced 2024 Lexus RC is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, providing 311 hp at 6600 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. 

The rear-wheel-drive model comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Lexus RC also boasts a stylish exterior design, elegant interior details, and excellent safety features. 

24. 2024 Genesis GV70

 Starting MSRP: $46,500 

2024 Genesis GV70 V6 engine.


  • Engine: 3.5-liter Smartstream G3.5 T-GDi V6
  • Output: 375 Horsepower @ 5,800 RPM
  • Torque: 391 Lb-Ft @ 1,300–4,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: AWD

US News and World Report crowned the GV70 as the best luxury compact SUV for 2024. Why not? With enough oomph in a real-world test to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds, the new Genesis GV70 is not only comfortable, practical, and stylish but also fast. 

25. 2024 Cadillac XT6

 Starting MSRP: $48,795 

2024 Cadillac XT6 V6 engine.


  • Engine: 3.6-Liter V6
  • Output: 310 Horsepower
  • Torque: 271 Lb-Ft
  • Drivetrain: FWD and AWD
  • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic

The entry-level 2024 Cadillac XT6 3-row SUV gets motivation from a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating a handsome 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. 

The next door immediately opens to a world of V6-powered XT6s, which, frankly, is a world you must enter if you intend to enjoy this sharp-looking Cadillac as a powerful midsize SUV. The base 4-cylinder mill is simply not up to par. With the V6 powertrain, you actually have to manually select the AWD when you (or think you) need it. 

26. 2024 Audi SQ5

 Starting MSRP: $57,000 

2024 Audi SQ5 V6 engine.


  • Engine: 3.0-Liter TFSI® Twin-Scroll Turbocharged DOHC V6
  • Output: 349 Horsepower
  • Torque: 369 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic® Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Quattro® All-Wheel Drive

Where Audi is concerned, the SQ5 is the most fun the Q5 can get since the German automaker doesn't make an RS version of the Q5. 

So, the SQ5, with the "S" signifying Sport, benefits from an updated engine and suspension, and by that, we mean a 349-hp V6 mill and S-tuned adaptive suspension system. The Q5 makes 201 horsepower from a turbo 4-cylinder engine in standard form.   

27. 2024 Acura MDX

 Starting MSRP: $51,500 

2024 Acura MDX Type S V6 engine.


  • Engine 1: 3.5-Liter V6
  • Output: 290 Horsepower
  • Torque: 267 Lb-Ft
  • Engine 2: 3.0-Liter Turbocharged V6
  • Output: 355 Horsepower @ 5,500 RPM
  • Torque: 354 Lb-Ft @1400 RPM
  • Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: SH-AWD

The 2024 Acura MDX relies on a free-breathing 3.5-liter V6 engine routing 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque to what the company calls Super Handling AWD (SH-AWD) system via a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

The 10-speed shifter is standard and available in both front-wheel drive and AWD configurations. The MDX Type S version offers more power thanks to a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 355 horsepower. 

28. 2024 Genesis GV80 V6

 Starting MSRP: $59,050 

2024 Genesis GV80 V6 engine.


  • Engine 1: Twin-Turbocharged 3.5-Liter V6
  • Output: 375 Horsepower
  • Torque: 391 Pound-Feet
  • Engine 2: Turbocharged 3.0-Liter Diesel V6 (available in select markets)
  • Output: 274 horsepower
  • Torque: 391 Lb-Ft
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain: AWD

If you squint hard enough, you might just see the Bentley Bentayga squinting back at you instead of the GV80. This is Genesis’ first-ever SUV, and it managed to hit homerun in the first strike. 

This luxury midsize SUV offers plenty of features at a price below what you’d expect from European rivals. The GV80 offers an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard, paired with a peppy V6 engine delivering confident acceleration and responsive driving experience. The base engine is a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4.

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