03 Jul The 5 Best Car Engines in the World
From muscle to megabytes, the top-rated engines in the world come in all shapes and sizes. Using Wards rating system, the variety of top engines available is astounding. Looking at the top five, you can see a wide array of propulsion methods, so whether you’re an eco-friendly electric entrepreneur or a loud, proud, gas guzzling fiend, there’s something for everyone!
#1 – Chevrolet Bolt: 150-kW Electric Propulsion System.
It’s not 1.21 gigawatts, but you’ll have no issues getting up to 85 mph with this electric lady. On one charge, you can cruise 238 miles. After that, with different tiered batteries, you can regain a full charge in as little as two hours! For those worried about speed, fret no more, as this machine will take you to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds! Eat your heart out, gas guzzlers!
#2 – Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Plug-In Hybrid Drive System
Say goodbye to the soccer-mom stereotype, and hello to a great driving machine. At a whopping 84 mpg-e and a 566-mile range, this minivan is definitely one for the traveling family. Rated at 260 horsepower, revving your engine won’t be an issue. Using the unique EV mode, you will be able to allow the two motors to work together for a gas-stretching experience.
#3 – Ford F-150: 2.7-liter, Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6
When it comes to power and trucks, the word “EcoBoost” might not come to mind. With today’s top tech, though, it’s time to change that mindset. The Ford F-150, a worldwide leader in trucks, is now top-rated in efficiency, too. At 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft of torque, this truck can haul, but with the standard auto start-stop feature, this truck can also save!
#4 – Ford Mustang GT: 5.0-liter DOHC V8
Leave the electric behind with this purring machine of pure muscle. If you’ve got four seconds, you’ve got a speed of 60 mph. With a reinforced crankshaft and a higher redline of 7,500-rpm, this engine flexes its muscle with every rev. If the pure strength isn’t enough for you, the 5.0-liter V8 is surprisingly great on gas mileage, as well, averaging around 24 mpg. Grab your friends, or just grab the wheel, and feel this classic brand roar.
#5 – Honda Clarity 130-kW Fuel Cell / Electric Propulsion System
The only noise you’ll be hearing is the rubber on the road, as this extremely quiet, but extremely powerful engine glides down the highway. With zero-emissions and a range of 366 miles, you’ll get more drive time and more peace of mind. Beating out its competitors, Hyundai and Toyota, the Honda Clarity’s engine takes a mere 8 seconds to reach 60 mph. Should you find yourself on a long trip, or a forgetful morning commute, the hydrogen gas-powered fuel cell recharges in about as much time as a conventional fill-up!