Two engines from Honda's new powertrain initiative were named on the list, both of which are available on the 2013 Honda Accord (http://www.motorwerkshonda.com/
Both the 2.4L 4-cylinder and 3.5L V6 are equipped with variable cylinder management, a technology designed to let the engine perform at a variety of levels, varying for what is needed rather than constantly outputting at maximum performance.
While drivers used to scoff at the idea of a 2.4L engine, the fact is that even the smaller of the two delivers an ample amount of power (185 hp) and torque (181 lb-ft) while giving a noteworthy fuel efficiency. Switching over to the 3.5L V6 offers drivers 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and meets ULEV-2 emissions standards.
The judges for the competition drove the 2.4L Accord 537 miles and two of them managed to break past 33 mpg for a fuel economy.
Ward's competition is in its 19th year now, and since its inception it has been about determining powertrains that set new standards in their segment of the auto market. Eligibility is determined by cost of the vehicle (it must have a maximum base price under $55,000), and the vehicle must be either new or significantly redesigned and available for sale in the first quarter of the new year.
To test drive a new Honda Accord with one of these award-winning engines, get in touch with Motor Werks Honda today. Their sales team will be more than willing to help with any questions about Earth Dreams technology and the Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. Readers can contact the dealership online (http://www.motorwerkshonda.com/