Pentastar V6 named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 4th straight year
The people at Ward’s Auto have issued their list of the 10
Best Engines for 2013 and for the 3rd straight year, the Chrysler
3.6L Pentastar V6 is honored as one of the best engines available in the US
market. This is great news for the
Chrysler Group, considering that nearly every model under in the company lineup
is available with this powerful, efficient V6 engine.
Within the Dodge brand, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 is the
standard base model engine in the Challenger, Charger and Durango while serving
as the premium engine in the Avenger, Journey and Caravan. The Dodge Dart is the only current Dodge
model not to come with the Pentastar V6.
Over in the Ram brand, the Pentastar V6 has become the base engine for
the 2013 Ram 1500 with over 300 horsepower and 25 miles per gallon on the
highway – making the Ram 1500 the most efficient half ton truck available in
the US market. This award winning 3.6L
V6 is also the only engine option in the Ram C/V, a work themed minivan based
on the Dodge Caravan. The Pentastar is
used in all three of the current Chrysler brand models while serving as the
base engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the only engine for the 2013 Jeep
In the US market, there is no engine that is used in more
vehicles with different drivetrains as the Pentastar V6. From muscle cars to sport sedans to compact
sedans to minivans to work trucks to the legendary Wrangler – the Pentastar
packs plenty of power to spin two wheels or four.
Overall, 2013 marks the 4th time in 5 years where a
Chrysler engine has been on the list with the 5.7L Hemi V8 joining the Pentastar with a win of its own in 2009. The Hemi was not on the 2008 list but it was
on the list every year from 2003 to 2007. The complete list for the 2013 Ward’s
10 Best Engines honors is below.
Audi 3.0L TFSI Supercharged DOHC V-6
BMW 2.0L N20 Turbocharged DOHC I-4
BMW 3.0L N55 Turbocharged DOHC I-6
Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6
Ford 2.0L EcoBoost DOHC I-4
Ford 5.8L Supercharged DOHC V-8
Cadillac 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC I-4
Honda 2.4L DOHC I-4
Honda 3.5L SOHC V-6
Subaru 2.0L FA DOHC H-4 Boxer
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