Longevity 3.3T vs 2.0

Electrode

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Since the 3.3T won't have to work as hard and the transmission won't have to shift as much, will the drivetrain lifespan will be longer, if driven normally? Are other components in the drivetrain also beefed up to handle the potential torque of the 3.3T?
 

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Seems like an old wifes tale told my American car manufacturers to scare people away from Japanese vehicles!
There are plenty of Toyota and Honda 4 cylinder engines that have outlived American v8s.
Anyway the i4 would only wear out faster if you're redlining it at every chance vs a larger engine!
 

canucklehead604

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also, the bigger 3.3 would put additional strain on drivetrain components with all the available twist. too many variables to answer the OP's question definitively. besides, either engine's longevity will far outlast the original owner with proper maintenance, which is what we're talking about here. nobody keeps their cars 20 years anymore. i kept my last car 8+ years and that felt like an eternity to most of my peers.
 
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