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  • Aimed primarily at European and Asian markets, this thing is a full 20 inches shorter overall (162.4 inches) than Nissan's Rogue cute-ute, with 17-inch alloy rims, optional torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, an available six-speed manual transmission (or a continuously variable transmission, or CVT), and a bumptious, short-fused 1.6-liter turbo four-banger (188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 to 5,200 rpm).

    Nissan's Jazzy Juke, Imperfect on Purpose

  • The Juke is an economy car that drinks premium fuel 188 hp out of a 1.6-liter turbo direct-injection four-banger will do that.

    Nissan's Jazzy Juke, Imperfect on Purpose

  • The Mazda5's 2.5-liter, 157-horsepower four-banger and five-speed automatic transmission are serviceable, but there's more exertion than passion underfoot here.

    Mazda5 Says Yes to Convenience, No to Bloat

  • Dan Neil/The Wall Street Journal The Mazda5's 2.5-liter, 157-horsepower four-banger and five-speed automatic transmission are serviceable, "but there's more exertion than passion underfoot here," Mr. Neil says.

    An On-the-Small-Side Minivan

  • I've just spent two weeks enjoying the company of the 2012 Civic Hybrid sedan see sidebar and the Si sedan—the sport-tuned version with a 201-hp four-banger, a limited-slip differential, and a six-speed manual gearbox to slap around—and, to damn them with faint praise, they're actually pretty good cars.

    Honda's Sporty New Civic, Heavy on the 'Ick'

  • A full-size sedan with a four-banger would have been anathema a year ago, but now it fits right in.

    LaCrosse gets by just fine on 4 cylinders

  • The problem is more pronounced with the 168 horse four-banger.

    Steve Parker: Mitsubishi Motors: Just Who Are They, Anyway?

  • And the Gold Wing's motor is a flat six, like a Porsche engine, while Cube has (and will always have) an anemic four-banger; not too different from Soul's and xB's offerings.

    Road Test - 2010 Nissan Cube

  • Spyker wouldn't have to go with a V4 (though the thought of the engine from the new Honda VRF1200 is intriguing); a conventional four-banger would do the trick.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Wouldn't having a replica 57 Chev convertible, running on a "four-banger," to use while doing the weekend errands, be a terrific way to add some enjoyment to the chores?

    Suggesting the Suggestion Box Idea

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  • I've heard four-banger since the 80's.

    appears to go back to 1940's Motor Truck News , assuming the date on the book is accurate.

    August 17, 2013