WardsAuto believes so, and here are its winners.
The typical car buyer doesn’t really pay much attention to engines. As long as it runs they’re usually happy. But we’re car people and engines mean everything. So which new engines are the best? WardsAuto has just announced its top 10 best engines for 2015. Its editors spent October and November evaluating "a total of 37 all-new or improved powertrains, including four battery-electrics." All of the contenders are available in the US and every car the engines are in has a base price of $60,000 or less. Here they are in alphabetical order:
- 127-kW Electric Motor (BMW i3 EV) - 6.2L OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray) - 6.2L Supercharged OHV V-8 (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat) - 1.0L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl (Ford Fiesta) - 100-kW Fuel Cell (Hyundai Tucson FCV) - 1.5L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl (Mini Cooper) - 3.0L Turbo diesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel) - 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC H-4 (Subaru WRX) - 1.8L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl (Volkswagen Golf) - 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl (Volvo S60)