Wards Ten Best Engines Announced

When shopping for a car, you may tune into see what all the big magazines (we call them Buff Books) are naming their cars of the year. That is a smart move for anyone looking to make their first new car purchase in a while. However, if you are more into the performance end of things, your new vehicle search may start with a gander at the Ward's Ten Best list. WardsAuto annually chose what they believe to be the best engines on the market, which is a significant thing. The engine is the heart of this whole automotive industry, and a single type of engine can make its way into many products of a single brand. If an engine is listed as a Ward's Ten Best, then you may start looking at cars from the automaker that produces said engine. This year, as with years before it, fuel economy while delivering utmost performance has been the theme. Drivers want spirited performance, but they also desire respectable fuel economy. We could just as well call this list the "Having your cake and eating it too" list. Check out the list of Wards Ten Best for yourself: 3.0 TFSI Supercharged V6 (Audi S5) 2.0L Turbocharged I4 (BMW 328i) 3.0L Turbocharged I6 (BMW 135is coupe) 3.6L Pentastar V6 (Ram 1500) 2.0L EcoBoost Turbo I4 (Ford Focus ST) 5.8L Supercharged V8 (Ford Shelby GT500) 2.0L Turbocharged I4 (Cadillac ATS) 2.4L I4 (Honda Accord Sport) 3.5L V6 (Honda Accord) 2.0 H-4 (Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S) With the exception of the Shelby engine, which is a monstrosity of devastating proportions, the field is dominated by engines that offer as much in fuel economy as they do in exhilarating performance. It is indeed a great time to be in the market for a performance car! Source: WardsAuto