Top 10 Most Powerful Vehicles With Four Cylinders

Published on February 7, 2022 in Top 10 by Guillaume Rivard

Photo: Volkswagen

As you may have noticed, automakers are not only electrifying their vehicle lineups but also downsizing their engines in order to meet emissions targets and regulations. V12, V10 and even a growing number of V8 engines are dropping like flies.

Of course, engineers have a bag full of tricks to increase output and please performance enthusiasts. Here is a list of the 10 most powerful four-cylinder vehicles available in Canada in 2022 based on horsepower.


  1. Only the most potent variant of a vehicle is considered.
  2. We included the Honda Civic Type R and Subaru WRX STI even though they’re on a hiatus. The new 2023 models will be revealed shortly.
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