How Does Horsepower Affect Your New Car Purchase?

If you have been reading about vehicles at any point in time, then you have undoubtedly heard the term "horsepower." But what exactly is horsepower? Horsepower is simply a unit of measurement for the amount of work your engine can handle. As easy as it is to acknowledge, it is really not that simple to understand. Let the Lithia Honda in Medford sales team help!

Where did the term horse power originate from? An engineer named James Watt determined that a single mine pony (coal mine) can handle 33,000 pounds one foot/per minute. He used this measurement to translate how much power his steam engines could produce in comparison. However, it is not as simple as that because there is no horse in the world that is going to move 33,000 pounds one foot, in one horsepower. There are other variables that go in to determining the actual amount of horsepower your engine can produce at a given moment.

If you are interested in determining your vehicle's horsepower potential, then please visit our Honda showroom right here in Medford, OR to learn more and select a new car or SUV with high horsepower ratings.

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