10 Best Engines and Motors of 2020 According to Wards Auto Published on December 20, 2019 in Top 10 by Guillaume Rivard Photo: Photo: Ford What are the best engines and motors money can buy in 2020? Once again, consumers can find the answers in the annual 10 Best list published by Wards Auto magazine. For the first time in 11 years, three inline six-cylinder engines are ranked. In fact, across the industry we continue to see a move toward smaller-displacement engines—and of course electrified powertrains. Also: 2019 International Engine of the Year Award Winners In alphabetical order, here are the 10 best engines and motors of 2020 according to Wards Auto.