Otto vs. Atkinson vs. Boxer engines

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Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 06:19 PM about the 2009 Toyota Prius Liftback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What do you think about the mechanics of these three distinctly different engine
technologies?   Do you think any one of them have clear advantages or disadvantages?   
The Toyota Prius has been using the Atkinson cycle Inline Four for years.

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