WardsAuto announces 10 Best Engines for 2015

United States-based WardsAuto announced the 10 Best Engines for 2015 list today.

To be eligible for this prestigious award, the engine or propulsion system must be all-new or significantly re-engineered and available in the United States at a base  vehicle price cap of $60,000 USD ($C 68,878).

For 2015. there were 37 nominees.  The engines are evaluated on power, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise/vibration/harshness characteristics.

Ward’s 10 Best Engine Winners for 2015 are:

  • BMW i3 127-kW Electric Motor
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 6.2-litre OHV V8
  • Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 6.2-litre OHV Supercharged V8
  • Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre Turbocharged DOHC 3-cylinder
  • Hyundai Tucson FCV 100 kW Fuel Cell
  • Mini Cooper 1.3-litre Turbocharged DOHC 3-cylinder
  • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 3.0-litre Turbodiesel DOHC V6
  • Subaru WRX 2.0-litre Turbocharged DOHC H4
  • Volkswagen Golf 1.8-litre Turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder
  • Volvo S6 2.0-litre Turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder

Interestingly, 7 of the 10 Best Engines have forced induction, with turbochargers or supercharger.


1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth Dechert says:

    Like you, I’m impressed by the number of manufacturers with “new and improved” turbocharged FOUR cylinder engines. It’s about time that the driving world realizes that 4 cylinders perform extraordinarily well, even against the “pig” 8 cylinders. Less maintenance, less gas (well once upon a time), less weight to propel – it all helps reduce the amounts of fuel and therefore emissions. As an inveterate Saab driver, I have been impressed continually by the power, performance, and pep of my turbo-charged 4 cylinder, 2.1 liter engine – for the past 15 years.

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