Chevrolet 150-kW electric motor: Bolt EV

WardsAuto praised the Bolt EV's powertrain for its "abundant" torque and "thrilling" acceleration.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV

It happens to also achieve more than 230 miles of range on a single charge, which was unheard of at the time (the Model 3 was not out at that point).


Chrysler 3.6-liter V6 PHEV: Pacifica Hybrid

The Pacifica Hybrid is one of just two returning entries on this year's list.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Wards called the plug-in hybrid system "a stroke of genius" when mated to this minivan.


Ford 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6: F-150

Wards praised its vibration-free idle and a stop-start system that's "nearly imperceptible."

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Ford F-150

It's the first time in five years that a truck's gas engine made the list.


Ford 5.0-liter V8: Mustang GT

Due to an injection of new technology, some of which came from the GT350's 5.2-liter flat-crank V8, Ford's venerable Coyote is on this year's list.

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Ford Mustang GT

Ford doesn't have a recent picture of its 5.0, so here's an example of what it can do in the right hands.


Honda 2.0-liter turbo I4: Civic Type R

Wards gave the Civic Type R a spot on the list due to the engine's mix of economy and outright hustle. 

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Honda Civic Type R

This is Honda's 18th appearance on the 10 Best Engines list.


Honda 130-kW electric motor + fuel cell: Clarity Fuel Cell

Wards gave props to the Clarity Fuel Cell's "Acura-level driving dynamics and delightfully silent operation."

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

There are still plenty of limits -- infrastructure, namely -- but the Clarity is still worthy of its spot on the list, even if you can't buy one yet.


Infiniti 3.0-liter turbo V6: Q50

Wards gave this 400-horsepower V6 a spot on the list because it's smooth as butter and puts down a buttload of power.

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Infiniti Q50

You wouldn't expect this unassuming luxury sedan could hustle, but it does.


Jaguar 2.0-liter turbo I4: XF

Wards only tested the less-powerful variant of this engine, but it still made the list, thanks to its blend of efficiency and power. You hear that a lot on this list, don't you?

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Jaguar XF

It doesn't help that the XF is quite the handsome car, and soon, there'll be a wagon variant available in the US!


Kia 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6: Stinger

Kia built a sports car that's actually very, very good, as is its engine. Of course it's on the list.

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Kia Stinger

This is Kia's first time on the Wards list, and it definitely deserves it.


Toyota 2.5-liter I4 + hybrid system: Camry Hybrid

Wards gave the new Camry Hybrid a spot on the list after the car returned 40 mpg during "aggressive" driving.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid

Any car where you can drive like a jerk and get 40 mpg sounds pretty swell, indeed.

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