Top 10: The best engines in 2018, according to Wards

Avto 17 December, 2017
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    Frédéric Mercier

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    As is the tradition, the american magazine Wards Auto began to study the new drivers of the industry and has drawn up a list of the 10 most impressive.

    You see, the turbocharged engines are in the spotlight… and the German automakers are conspicuous by their absence.

    Electric motor Chevrolet (Chevrolet Bolt EV)

    The electrical system of the Chevrolet Bolt has charmed the reviewers of Wards Auto by its instantaneous torque and its autonomy announced at 383 kilometres. In the world of electric cars, only vehicles built by Tesla offer more autonomy. And a 45-145 $, the Bolt is a lot less expensive.

    Chevrolet Bolt


    Hybrid engine with a V6 Pentastar (Chrysler Pacifica hybrid)

    With the Pacifica, Chrysler offers its first plug-in hybrid. To do this, we paired an electrical system to the indestructible V6 engine of 3.6 liters of the Pacifica. With this configuration, the minivan can travel 53 miles without a drop of gasoline.

    V6 EcoBoost 2.7-litre (Ford F-150)

    With a displacement of only 2.7 litres, this small EcoBoost engine is the most fuel-efficient to be able to find under the hood of popular Ford F-150. Thanks to turbocharging, it manages to come up with a power of 325 horsepower and a torque of 400 lb-ft.

    V8 5.0-litre (Ford Mustang GT)

    The only V8 engine to be found in this list, the iconic block 5.0 l Ford Mustang 2018 takes advantage of direct injection and a new automatic transmission 10 reports to develop a total of 460 horsepower, an increase of 25 horses compared to 2017.

    Ford Mustang GT 2018

    Germain Goyer


    Electric motor fuel cell Honda (Honda Clarity)

    The new Honda Clarity will not be marketed in version plug-in hybrid in Canada. In the United States, however, it also offers an electric model as well as another hydrogen. And it is this latter that had charmed the analysts of Wards.

    Engine 4-cylinder VTEC Turbo 2.0-litre (Honda Civic Type R)

    By combining its technology VTEC to a turbo charger, Honda manages to do wonders with the 2.0-litre engine from the Civic Type R. With a power of 306 horsepower, it is a real bomb on four wheels!

    V6 twin-turbo 3.0-liter (Infiniti Q50)

    With its biturbo V6 3.0 liter, Infiniti is also in the performance. The Q50 equipped with this powerful mechanical can develop up to 400 horsepower.

    Engine 4-cylinder Turbo 2.0-litre (Jaguar XF)

    The mode is the reduction of the displacements in the automotive industry, and even prestige brands like Jaguar are no exception. The big XJ sedan now has a a small four-cylinder engine of 2.0 liters. With a turbo, of course!

    V6 Turbo 3.3-litre (Kia Stinger GT)

    The Kia Stinger has been much ink in the last year. In its GT version, the sporty Korean adopts a mechanical six-cylinder, turbocharged 3.3-litre 365 horsepower and 376 pounds-foot.

    Kia Stinger GT 2018

    Marc Lachapelle


    Engine 4-cylinder 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle (Toyota Camry hybrid)

    With a combined fuel consumption as low as 4.9 L/100 km, the hybrid drive of the new Toyota Camry requires very little fuel. Nothing surprising to see it make its place among the 10 best engines of the industry this year.