Ward’s Releases List Of Top Ten Engines

News I By Padraic O'Reilly I December 08, 2010

Ward’s Auto has released their list of the top 10 engines of the 2011 model year. Well, top nine engines to be entirely specific.

The Ward’s editors evaluated 38 vehicles, which had new or significantly improved engines over previous generations. The team of editors spent a few months driving around Metro Detroit and its surrounding areas and ranked each engine based on its fuel economy, power, NVH, and technology.

The top ten list runs the gamut from the shredding 5.0L V8 in the Ford Mustang GT to the first ever all-electric vehicle featured on the list, the Nissan Leaf. The Leaf doesn’t really have an engine, just a battery powered electric motor, but it was really nice of Ward’s to include it here. Maybe next year they’ll go with a best powertrain list, or top 10 best motors. But, anyway, this year’s list follows.

-3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6 (Audi S4)
-3.0L N55 Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (BMW 335i)
-1.6L Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mini Cooper S)
-3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6 (Dodge Avenger)
-5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT)
-1.4L DOHC I-4/111kW Drive Motor (Chevrolet Volt)
-5.0L Tau DOHC V-8 (Hyundai Genesis)
-80kW AC Synchronous Electric Motor (Nissan Leaf)
-2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbodiesel (Volkswagen Jetta TDI)
-3.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-6 (Volvo S60)

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Toyota Research Institute Announces Multimillion-Dollar Challenge to Accelerate Research in New Advanced Materials

Challenge Aimed at Accelerating the Transition to Cleaner Energy Solutions LOS ALTOS, Calif., and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 18, 2024) —Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announces a multiyear,…

April 18, 2024
GM Energy Rolls Out New Product Suite, Offering Customers the Ability to Transfer Power Between EVs and Homes

GM Energy’s initial product offerings for home customers are now available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce platform Flexible GM Energy bundle offerings and…

April 18, 2024
Honoring the Legend: Introducing ECD Auto Design’s Newest Product Line – The ECD Classic

KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 17, 2024 — ECD Auto Design (NASDAQ: ECDA), the world’s largest Land Rover and Jaguar restoration company known for its custom luxury builds, including bespoke…

April 17, 2024
Genesis Unveils Neolun and GV60 Magma Concepts, Showcasing Further Evolution of the Brand

Note: Genesis continues to unfold the evolution of their brand after the GV80 Coupe had its concept released nearly a year ago. Genesis Neolun Concept…

March 26, 2024
EV Inspired Automobile Renaissance

By the start of the 20th Century, the development of consumer automobiles was in full swing, and, seemingly, everyone was throwing their hat in the…

March 14, 2024


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.