Ward’s AutoWorld Top 10 engines for 2010

By Auto News Log • December 30th, 2009

The following engines are Ward’s picks for the Top 10 engines for 2010:

BMW’s 3.0-litre, six-cylinder DOHC turbodiesel. Ward’s says its testers averaged an astonishing 7.8 litres per 00 kilometres, which sets the standard for luxury clean diesels.

Audi’s 2.0L TFSI turbocharged DOHC four-cylinder. Audi is one of the few luxury brands still using four cylinders in a market that is really pushing sixes.

Toyota’s 1.8L DOHC four-cylinder hybrid. Simply because of its ability to achieve outstanding fuel economy.

Subaru’s 2.5L turbocharged DOHC four-cylinder boxer. This engine has a good mix of restrained power and frugal sensibility. Ward’s claims it’s the “cure for the boring family sedan.”

Volkswagen’s 2.0L DOHC four-cylinder turbodiesel. Post Driving’s David Booth says this engine is “frugal in the extreme” without sacrificing power.

Hyundai’s 4.6L DOHC V8. Hyundai has emerged as one of the automakers to watch, as it is putting so much emphasis on quality that German automakers must beware.

Ford 3.5L DOHC twin-turbocharged V6. Ford’s new EcoBoost engine produces a wicked 350 pound-feet of torque at just 1,500 rpm.

Audi’s 3.0L TFSI supercharged DOHC V6. This engine is faster than some of the V8s Audi offers and is much more efficient.

General Motors’ 2.4L DOHC four-cylinder. This Ecotec is a robust engine, despite its small size. Post Driving’s Brian Harper tested it and says he “actually had to pop the tester’s hood to make sure I wasn’t driving a model with the available 3.0L V6.”

Source: Ward’s AutoWorld


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