Enthusiasts love a big V8 engine, but it's time for the V6 to shine. We recently compiled a list of our , but V6 engines have become just as important, if not more so than the big V8. For one, fewer cars are built with a V8 engine. Many models (especially affordable ones) have been ditching it in favor of smaller powerplants. V6 engines have had a rep for being a bit dull and lacking personality, but they are now enjoying something of a renaissance with some amazing new offerings on the market.