Prius 1/2/3 wins "best engines of 20 years" list

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  1. Troy Heagy

    Troy Heagy Member

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    From Ward's magazine, which issues 10 "best engine" awards every year. Here are their picks for the last 20 years:
    • Audi 3.0L Supercharged V-6 (Audi S5)
    • BMW 3.0L N55 Turbocharged I-6 (BMW 135is)
    • Chrysler 83-kW Electric Motor (Fiat 500e)
    • Chrysler 5.7L Hemi V-8 (Ram pickup)
    • Ford SVT 2.5L High-Output V-6 (Contour SVT)
    • General Motors 1.4L EREV (Chevy Volt)
    • Honda 2.2L VTEC I-4 (Honda Prelude)
    • Nissan 3.0L/3.5L/3.7L VQ V-6 (Infiniti G37S coupe)
    • Porsche 3.2L H-6 (Porsche Boxster S)
    • Toyota 1.5L /1.8L I-4 HEV (Toyota Prius)

      "BMW has more Ward’s 10 Best Engines trophies (30) than any automaker in the world." 20 Years of Favorite Engines | Ward's 10 Best Engines content from WardsAuto


     
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    I'm surprised the 3.2 made it (H6) that thing has IMS failure; and the BMW N55 with the injector issues.
     
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    Interesting, but I wonder what the criteria were... Clearly this list has literally nothing in common, other than the fact that they move vehicles.
     
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    I think reliability was not on top of the list. It has the N55 in it.
     
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    No reliability is never considered..... else VW TDI would not keep winning multiple years. Or the Honda V6 with VCM issues. Or Toyota's former V6 that turned oil to sticky gunk. The magazine editors sit in a car & judge the engine based on how it drives.
    Maybe that's why they call it a "best engines" list? ;) :) :D
     
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