Ward's 10 Best Engines

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Ward's 10 Best Engines is an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market, that are selected by Ward's AutoWorld magazine. The list was started in 1994 for Model Year 1995, and has been drawn every year since then, published at the end of the preceding year.

Engines must be available in regular-production vehicles on sale in the U.S. market no later than the first quarter of the year. To be eligible, the engine also must be available in a vehicle with a base price of no more than US$60,000 for the 2014 list, having increased progressively from the US$50,000 base price limit for the 1995 list.[1] During a 2-month testing period, Ward's editors evaluate each engine according to a number of objective and subjective criteria in everyday driving situations – there is no instrumented testing. The selection takes into account power and torque output, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels, technical relevance, and basic comparative numbers. Each engine competes against all others.

Results[edit]

Ward's 10 Best Engines (in alphabetical order)
automakerengine
displacement
engine
configuration
engine detailAutomobile (credited)
2014[2]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)3.0 LV6 engineV6 DOHC Supercharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi S5
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineBMW N57 DOHC Turbocharged dieselBMW 535d
Chrysler Group LLC3.0 LV6 engineVM Motori L630 DOHC Turbocharged dieselRam 1500 EcoDiesel
FiatElectricsynchronous motor83 kW (111 hp) synchronous motorFiat 500e
Ford1.0 LInline-three engine1.0L EcoBoost DOHC Ti-VCT TurbochargedFord Fiesta
General Motors2.0 LInline-four engineGM Family B LUZ DOHC Turbocharged dieselChevrolet Cruze Diesel
General Motors6.2 LV8 engineLT1 (Generation V) OHV gasoline direct injectionChevrolet Corvette Stingray
Honda3.5 LV6 engineEarth Dreams SOHC VTECHonda Accord V6
Porsche (Volkswagen Group)2.7 LFlat-six engineDOHC gasoline direct injectionPorsche Cayman
Volkswagen1.8 LInline-four engineEA888 DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection ValveliftVolkswagen Jetta
2013[3]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)3.0 LV6 engineV6 DOHC Supercharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi S5
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineBMW N55 DOHC TurbochargedBMW 135is
BMW2.0 LInline-four engineBMW N20 DOHC gasoline direct injection TurbochargedBMW 328i
Chrysler Group LLC3.6 LV6 enginePentastar V6 DOHC VVT naturally aspiratedRam 1500
Ford2.0 LInline-four engine2.0L EcoBoost DOHC Ti-VCT gasoline direct injection TurbochargedFord Focus ST/Ford Taurus
Ford5.8 LV8 engineTrinity DOHC SuperchargedShelby GT500
General Motors2.0 LInline-four engineEcotec Gen 3 LTG DOHC gasoline direct injection TurbochargedCadillac ATS
Honda2.4 LInline-four engineEarth Dreams DOHC i-VTEC gasoline direct injectionHonda Accord Sport
Honda3.5 LV6 engineEarth Dreams SOHC VTECHonda Accord V6
Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)2.0 LFlat-four engineFA20 DOHC AVCS D4-S direct and port injectionSubaru BRZ
2012[4]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)3.0 LV6 engineV6 DOHC Supercharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi A6
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineBMW N55 DOHC TurbochargedBMW 335i coupe
BMW2.0 LInline-four engineBMW N20 DOHC gasoline direct injection TurbochargedBMW Z4 sDrive 28i
Chrysler Group LLC3.6 LV6 enginePentastar V6 DOHC VVT naturally aspiratedChrysler 300S
Ford2.0 LInline-four engine2.0L EcoBoost DOHC Ti-VCT gasoline direct injection TurbochargedFord Edge
Ford5.0 LV8 engineCoyote50 DOHC Ti-VCTFord Mustang Boss 302
General Motors2.0 LInline-four engineEcotec Gen 2 LHU DOHC gasoline direct injection TurbochargedBuick Regal GS
Hyundai Motor1.6 LInline-four engineGamma DOHC gasoline direct injectionHyundai Accent
Mazda2.0 LInline-four engineSkyActiv DOHC gasoline direct injectionMazda3
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ 3.5L HEV DOHC electric HybridInfiniti M35h
2011[5][6]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)3.0 LV6 engineV6 DOHC Supercharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi S4
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineBMW N55 DOHC TurbochargedBMW 335i sedan
BMW1.6 LInline-four enginePrince DOHC TurbochargedMini Cooper S
Chrysler Group LLC3.6 LV6 enginePentastar V6 DOHC VVT naturally aspiratedDodge Avenger
Ford5.0 LV8 engineCoyote50 DOHC Ti-VCTFord Mustang GT
General Motors1.4 LInline-four engineTwinPort DOHC electric HybridChevrolet Volt
Hyundai Motor5.0 LV8 engineTau CVVT DOHCHyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)Electricsynchronous motor80 kW (110 hp) synchronous motorNissan Leaf
Volkswagen2.0 LInline-four engineTDI CR DOHC Turbocharged dieselVolkswagen Jetta TDI
Volvo3.0 LStraight-six engineT6 DOHC TurbochargedVolvo S60 T6
2010[7]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.0 LInline-four engineEA888 DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection ValveliftAudi A4
Audi (Volkswagen Group)3.0 LV6 engineV6 DOHC Supercharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi S4
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineBMW M57 DOHC Twin-turbocharged dieselBMW 335d sedan
Ford2.5 LInline-four engineDuratec 25 DOHC HybridFord Fusion Hybrid
Ford3.5 LV6 engineEcoBoost V6 DOHC gasoline direct injection Twin-turbochargedFord Taurus SHO
General Motors2.4 LInline-four engineLAF EcoTec DOHCChevrolet Equinox
Hyundai Motor4.6 LV8 engineTau CVVT DOHCHyundai Genesis
Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)2.5 LFlat-four engineEJ255 DOHC TurbochargedSubaru Legacy GT
Toyota1.8 LInline-four engine2ZR-FXE Dual VVT-i DOHC Hybrid Synergy DriveToyota Prius
Volkswagen2.0 LInline-four engineTDI CR DOHC Turbocharged dieselVolkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen
2009[8]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.0 LInline-four engineEA888 DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection ValveliftAudi A4 Avant
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineN54B30 DOHC Twin-turbochargedBMW 135i coupe
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineBMW M57 DOHC Twin-turbocharged dieselBMW 335d sedan
Chrysler5.7 LV8 engineHemi OHVDodge Ram/Dodge Challenger R/T
Ford2.5 LInline-four engineDuratec 25 DOHC HybridFord Escape Hybrid
General Motors3.6 LV6 engineDirect Injection High-Feature DOHCCadillac CTS
Honda3.5 LV6 engineJ35 SOHCHonda Accord Coupe
Hyundai Motor4.6 LV8 engineTau CVVT DOHCHyundai Genesis
Toyota3.5 LV6 engine2GR-FSE DOHCLexus IS350
Volkswagen2.0 LInline-four engineTDI CR DOHC Turbocharged dieselVolkswagen Jetta TDI
2008[9]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.0 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi A3
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineN54B30 DOHC Twin-turbochargedBMW 335i coupe
Mercedes-Benz3.0 LV6 engineBluetec DOHC TurbodieselMercedes E320 CDI
Ford4.6 LV8 engineModular 3V SOHCFord Mustang Shelby GT/Bullitt
General Motors3.6 LV6 engineDirect Injection High-Feature DOHCCadillac CTS
General Motors6.0 LV8 engineVortec OHV HybridGMC Yukon Hybrid
Honda3.5 LV6 engineJ35 SOHCHonda Accord Coupe
Mazda2.3 LInline-four engineMZR DISI DOHC TurbochargedMazdaspeed3
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.7 LV6 engineVQ37VHR DOHCInfiniti G37
Toyota3.5 LV6 engine2GR-FSE DOHCLexus IS350
2007[10]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.0 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi A3
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineN52B30 DOHCBMW Z4 3.0si
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineN54B30 DOHC Twin-turbochargedBMW 335i
Mercedes-Benz3.0 LV6 engineBluetec DOHC TurbodieselMercedes E320 CDI
Chrysler5.7 LV8 engineHemi Magnum OHVChrysler 300C
Ford4.6 LV8 engineModular 3V SOHCFord Mustang Shelby GT
Ford3.5 LV6 engineDuratec 35 DOHCLincoln MKX
Mazda2.3 LInline-four engineMZR DISI DOHC TurbochargedMazdaspeed3
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ35HR DOHCInfiniti G35
Toyota3.5 LV6 engine2GR-FSE DOHCLexus IS350
2006[11]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.0 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi A3
Audi (Volkswagen Group)4.2 LV8 engine079.D 32V DOHC Fuel Stratified InjectionAudi S4
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineN52B30 DOHCBMW 330i
Chrysler5.7 LV8 engineHemi Magnum OHVDodge Charger R/T
Ford4.6 LV8 engineModular 3V SOHCFord Mustang GT
General Motors2 LInline-four engineEcotec LSJ DOHC SuperchargedChevrolet Cobalt SS
General Motors2.8 LV6 engineHigh-Feature DOHC TurbochargedSaab 9-3 Aero
Mazda2.3 LInline-four engineMZR DISI DOHC TurbochargedMazdaspeed6
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ35DE DOHCInfiniti G35 (6-spd MT)
Toyota3.5 LV6 engine2GR-FSE DOHCLexus IS350
2005[12]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)3.2 LV6 engineFuel Stratified Injection DOHCAudi A6 3.2 Quattro
Audi (Volkswagen Group)4.2 LV8 engine079 40V DOHCAudi S4 Avant
Chrysler5.7 LV8 engineHemi OHVChrysler 300C (RWD)
Mercedes-Benz3.2 LStraight-six engineCDI DOHC TurbodieselMercedes-Benz E320 CDI
Ford4.6 LV8 engineModular 3V SOHCFord Mustang GT
General Motors4.2 LStraight-six engineAtlas LL8 DOHCChevrolet TrailBlazer
Honda/Acura3.5 LV6 engineJ35 SOHCAcura RL
Honda3.0 LV6 engineJ30 SOHC IMA HybridHonda Accord Hybrid
Mazda1.3 LWankel engineRenesisMazda RX-8
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ35DE DOHCInfiniti G35 Coupe (6-spd MT)
2004[13]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)4.2 LV8 engine079 40V DOHCAudi S4
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS54 DOHCBMW M3
Chrysler5.7 LV8 engineHemi OHVDodge Ram 1500
Cummins5.9 LStraight-six engineISB 600 OHV turbodieselDodge Ram HD
General Motors4.2 LStraight-six engineAtlas LL8 DOHCGMC Envoy 4WD
Honda3.0 LV6 engineJ30 SOHCHonda Accord Coupe (6-spd MT)
Mazda1.3 LWankel engineRenesisMazda RX-8
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ35DE DOHCInfiniti G35 Sedan
Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)2.5 LFlat-four engineEJ257 DOHC TurbochargedSubaru Impreza WRX STi
Toyota1.5 LInline-four engine1NZ-FXE DOHC Hybrid Synergy DriveToyota Prius
2003[14]
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineM54 DOHCBMW 330 Ci
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS54 DOHCBMW M3
Chrysler5.7 LV8 engineHemi OHVDodge Ram HD
Ford6.0 LV8 enginePower Stroke OHV turbodieselFord F-Series HD
General Motors4.2 LStraight-six engineAtlas LL8 DOHCGMC Envoy 4WD
Honda2.0 LInline-four engineK20A2 DOHCAcura RSX Type-S
Honda3.0 LV6 engineJ30 SOHCHonda Accord
BMW MINI1.6 LInline-four engineTritec SOHC SuperchargedMini Cooper S
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ35DE DOHCInfiniti G35 Coupe
Volkswagen Group1.8 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 20valve Turbo DOHC TurbochargedVolkswagen GTI MK4
2002[15]
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineM54 DOHCBMW 330 Ci
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS54 DOHCBMW M3
DaimlerChrysler5.0 LV8 engineM113 E50 SOHCMercedes-Benz ML500
Ford5.4 LV8 engineModular SOHCFord F-150 SuperCrew
General Motors4.2 LStraight-six engineAtlas LL8 DOHCGMC Envoy 4WD
Isuzu (General Motors)6.6 LV8 engineDuramax LB7 OHV turbodieselChevrolet Silverado HD
Honda2.0 LInline-four engineK20A2 DOHCAcura RSX Type-S
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.5 LV6 engineVQ35DE DOHCNissan Altima
Porsche2.7 LFlat-six engineM96.22 DOHCPorsche Boxster
Volkswagen Group1.8 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 20valve Turbo DOHC TurbochargedVolkswagen Jetta
2001[16]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)1.8 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 20valve Turbo DOHC TurbochargedAudi A4
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.7 LV6 engine'biturbo' DOHCAudi allroad quattro
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineM54 DOHCBMW 530i
DaimlerChrysler3.2 LV6 engineE32 SOHCMercedes-Benz C320
Ford5.4 LV8 engineTriton SOHCFord F-150 Harley Davidson Edition
Isuzu (General Motors)6.6 LV8 engineDuramax LB7 OHV turbodieselGMC Sierra HD
Honda2.0 LInline-four engineF20C DOHCHonda S2000
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHCNissan Maxima
Porsche2.7 LFlat-six engineM96.22 DOHCPorsche Boxster
Toyota1.5 LInline-four engine1NZ-FXE DOHC Toyota Hybrid SystemToyota Prius
2000[17]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)2.7 LV6 engine'biturbo' DOHC
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS52 DOHC
DaimlerChrysler3.2 LV6E32 SOHC
Ford/Jaguar3.9 LV8 engineAJ30 DOHCLincoln LS
Ford5.4 LV8 engineTriton SOHC
General Motors3.5 LV6 engineLX5 DOHCOldsmobile Intrigue
Honda2.0 LInline-four engineF20C DOHCHonda S2000
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHC
Porsche3.2 LFlat-six engineM96.21 DOHCPorsche Boxster S
Toyota4.0 LV8 engine1UZ-FE DOHC
1999[citation needed]
BMW2.8 LStraight-six engineM52 DOHC
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS52 DOHC
Chrysler4.7 LV8 enginePowerTech SOHC
Ford2.5 LV6 engineDuratec SVT DOHCFord Contour SVT
Ford5.4 LV8 engineTriton SOHC
General Motors3.5 LV6 engineLX5 DOHCOldsmobile Intrigue
General Motors5.7 LV8 engineLS1 OHV
Mercedes-Benz3.2 LV6 engineSOHC
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHC
Toyota4.0 LV8 engine1UZ-FE DOHC
1998[citation needed]
BMW2.5 LStraight-six engineM52 DOHC
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS52 DOHC
Ford2.5 LV6 engineDuratec SVT DOHCFord Contour SVT
Ford5.4 LV8 engineTriton SOHC
General Motors5.7 LV8 engineLS1 OHV
Mazda2.3 LV6 engineKJ-ZEM DOHC Miller cycle SuperchargedMazda Millenia
Mercedes-Benz3.2 LV6 engineSOHC
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHC
Toyota4.0 LV8 engine1UZ-FE DOHC
Volkswagen Group1.8 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 20valve Turbo DOHC Turbocharged
1997[citation needed]
Audi (Volkswagen Group)1.8 LInline-four engineEA827/EA113 20valve Turbo DOHC Turbocharged
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS52 DOHC
BMW4.4 LV8 engineBMW M62 DOHC
Ford4.6 LV8 engineModular DOHC
Ford5.4 LV8 engineTriton SOHC
General Motors3.8 LV6 engine3800 Series II
General Motors4.6 LV8 engineNorthstar DOHC
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHC
Mazda2.3 LV6 engineKJ-ZEM DOHC Miller cycle SuperchargedMazda Millenia
Volkswagen Group1.9 LInline-four enginePD TDI
1996[18]
BMW4.4 LV8 engineM62 DOHC
BMW3.2 LStraight-six engineS50 DOHC
Ford4.6 LV8 engineModular DOHC
General Motors3.8 LV6 engine3800 Series II
General Motors4.6 LV8 engineNorthstar DOHC
Honda2.2 LInline-four engineH22A1 DOHCHonda Prelude VTEC
Mazda2.3 LV6 engineKJ-ZEM DOHC Miller cycle SuperchargedMazda Millenia
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHC
Saab2.3 LInline-four engineLPT B234 DOHC TurbochargedSaab 9000
Toyota3.0 LV6 engine1MZ-FE DOHCToyota Avalon
1995[19]
BMW4.0 LV8 engineM60 DOHC
BMW3.0 LStraight-six engineS50 DOHC
Ford2.5 LV6 engineDuratec 25 DOHC
General Motors3.8 LV6 engine3800 Series II
General Motors4.6 LV8 engineNorthstar DOHC
Honda2.2 LInline-four engineH22A1 DOHCHonda Prelude VTEC
Mazda2.3 LV6 engineKJ-ZEM DOHC Miller cycle SuperchargedMazda Millenia
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)3.0 LV6 engineVQ30DE DOHC
Saab2.3 LInline-four engineLPT B234 DOHC TurbochargedSaab 9000
Volkswagen2.8 LVR6 engineVR6 12v DOHC
20th Century[20]
General MotorsV8 engineSmall-block
General Motors3.8 LV6 engine3800
Cadillac5.1 LV8 engineL-Head
Ford2.9 LInline-four engineFord Model T engineFord Model T
FordV8 engineFlathead
PorscheFlat-six engine1964 -
BMWStraight-six engine1968 -
VolkswagenFlat-four engineE-motor 1936-
HondaInline-four engineED CVCC
Toyota4.0 LV8 engineUZ DOHC
automakerengine
displacement
engine
configuration
engine detailAutomobile (credited)

Rankings[edit]

Number of times the following makes have received the award (excluding the special 20th century awards):

MakeAwardsNotes
BMW30includes Mini
Volkswagen Group28includes Volkswagen, Audi and post-2009 Porsche
General Motors28includes Saab and Isuzu
Ford27
Nissan (Renault-Nissan Alliance)16
Honda15
Chrysler11
Toyota11
Mazda10
Daimler (Mercedes-Benz)8
Hyundai4
Porsche3Pre-2009 awards counted here prior to VW Group purchase
Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries)3
Cummins1
Jaguar1Shared with Ford
Volvo1
Fiat1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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