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2019 Kia Sportage. SX with AWD. 2.0L Direct Injected Turbocharged & Intercooled Gas.
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Neighbor just purchased a new Outback with Turbo Motor.

Engine is a flat, opposed 4 cylinder. Check out the Intercooler mounted on top of the engine.

This puppy is massive! Outside air is ducted via vents mounted on the hood.

The intercooler on our 2019 Turbo Sportage is about the size of a heater core.

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09 kia spectra ex,04 Neon,04 Chry. T&C, 08 Pontiac G6 gt
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YUP, another take half the motor apart to do spark plugs or any other "what used to be simple task"!
Yes impressive...till work needs to be done "under the hood"!
 
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I despise Subaru. Two valve cover gaskets, two head gask, no v8 lol. Low weight of the boxer engines may be worth it on a porche, where all work is done from underneath, but not on a normal car. People think FWD v6 is a pain, these are a whole other level. The functioning hood scoop is cool, tho I can't imagine a top mount intercooler is near as effecient as a front mount (hints the larger size = more lag and weight for same cooling) Some older turbo suby cars had an intercooler sprayer button from the factory that wet the intercooler to aid in intake temps, which is some real cool street rod stuff, especially back in the day when it came out.
 
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