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Wards announces 10 best engines: Volt, Leaf powertrains make the list

Wards Auto has announced its 10 Best Engine Winners for 2011, and not surprisingly, fuel-efficient creations like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf both found their beating hearts among the winners. Likewise, the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI found favor wi

Wards announces 10 best engines

Wards Auto has announced its 10 Best Engine Winners for 2011, and not surprisingly, fuel-efficient creations like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf (the first EV to get the award) both found their beating hearts among the winners. Likewise, the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Zach Bowman

Ford Power Stroke wins Ward's diesel shootout

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Which models will join the 100,000 sales club this year?

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Report: Economy kills Kia Soul'ster

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Lexus HS250h wins Ward's Interior of the Year award for hybrids

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Ward's Auto selects 40 finalists for Interior of the Year award

Most everyone is familiar with the Ward's Auto 10 Best Engines award where BMW, Audi and Ford took several honors for 2010, but a less prominent, though perhaps more eye-catching, award given by the magazine is the

Report: V6, V8 engine popularity continued to fade in 2009

Turning the past completely upside down, four cylinder engines marched up ten percent to further solidify the market dominance of lower cylinder count powertrains. According to Ward's Automotive, nearly 62 percent of cars produced in 2009 carried four bangers, up ten percent in just a year from 2008's 51.7 percent. Despite the V8 engine's precipitous fall from a high of being fitted to 88 percent of all cars sold in 1969, there's a sweet spot for the smaller powerplants, too.

Ward's announces 10 Best Engines for 2010

Ward's Ten Best Engines of 2010 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ward's announces 10 Best Engines for 2010

Ward's Ten Best Engines of 2010 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ward's Auto declares Ten Best Engines of 2009

Ward's Auto has released its annual list of Ten Best Engines for the new year, and our first assessment is that it's just as interesting for what isn't present as for what is. First of all, let's get the official list out of the way:

Wards announces Ten Best Engines for 2007

It's that time of year for all the end of year awards and top ten lists to surface, but Ward's always brings something different to the table. Rather than pick out the best car or truck that was new this year, the automotive trade journal picks the ten best engines, and this year it focused

Whaa? Big 3 wins big in Ward's Interior of the Year Awards

When did the day come that interiors designed by our own domestic automakers were being celebrated as the best in the biz? After decades of dull designs, cheap materials and poor fit and finish, that day would be today. Ward's Auto has released the results of its 2007 Interior of the Year Competition, in which both its own editors and members of the auto industry at large choose the best inner sanctums in seven vehicle classes ranging from Economy-Priced Car to Premium-Priced Truck. Shocker: Dom

No hybrids in Ward's Auto World's Ten Best Engines of 2006

While hybrids have been included in past years' Ten Best High-Tech Engines list put out by Ward's Auto World, this year they missed out. Technoride has got a little slideshow of the ten engines and cars you can find them in and says that hybrids are absent because Ward's felt that "mixed real-world fuel economy, reduced economy in cold weather, and non-premium sounds fr

Auto Interior winners to be unveiled in June

The ballots have been cast and the 11 winners of this "Interior of the Year" awards will be announced at the Automotive Interiors Show on June 7-8 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

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