http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/gw/4cylinder.htm I was never a fan of 4 cylinder engines, but the Honda Accord 2.4L, along with many others, are more like 6 cylinder engines now. The Honda 2.4L in the TSX is extremely smooth and powerful. In my car, at 80 mph the car is very quiet and still has power left. On top of that, it gets 34 mpg. So for daily drivers, a 4 banger isn't all that bad anymore. They have improved them. My plan is to some day have a Corvette in the garage and an economical car like the Accord as my daily driver. Best of both worlds.