1.8L I-4 – Corolla

  • + It’s about efficiency, not power
  • Point A, meet Point B
  • = Maybe GM still has a chance

2.7L I-4 – Highlander

  • + Decent alternative to small V-6
  • Hardly gets the blood flowing
  • = A smart play by Toyota

3.5L V-6 – Lexus IS 350

  • + Swiss-clock precision, superb powerband
  • Needs vocal lessons
  • = Technology tour de force