The New Honda Earth Dreams Engine Wins Recognition From Ward’s Auto World

December 17th, 2012 by
2013 Honda Accord

Find the award winning engine in the 2013 Honda Accord

Middletown Honda, one of New York’s premier auto dealers, is delighted to report that Honda’s new earth Dreams Technology engines have received recognition as being among the best of 2013 by Ward’s Auto World.

There are two Earth Dreams engines that have received the honor of being named among Ward’s Auto World’s 10 Best engines for 2013:

  • The 2.4L i-VTEC inline 4-cylinder, which is Honda’s first direct-injection engine available in North America, delivers 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. That represents an increase in horsepower of 4% and a boost in torque of 12% over its predecessor, all while meeting the strict PZEV and ULEV-2 emissions standards.
  • The 3.5L V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) has undergone several upgrades, including the introduction of a redesigned SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain; these upgrades have resulted in an output of 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine maximizes efficiency by operating on 3 cylinders to conserve fuel, or all on 6 when more power is required.

The previous iteration of the Honda’s V6 engine had received recognition from Ward’s in 2005, 2008, and 2009, but the improvements made with the world-class powertrain of the Earth Dream engine technology has significantly improved both performance and efficiency.

The 2013 Honda Accord is one of the most prominent vehicles to be available with the new Earth Dreams technology.

For the past 19 years, Ward’s Auto World has conducted the 10 Best Engines competition, and during that time they have become one of the most respected evaluators of automotive powertrains. This recognition of the 2013 Honda Earth Dream engines is therefore quite a significant achievement.

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to stop by Middletown Honda to learn more about the Earth Dream engines for themselves. Their Honda showroom is located at 520 Route 211 East, in Middletown, New York. They are only minutes from Mechanicstown, Amity, and Warwick, and they are eager to assist area drivers with all of their automotive needs.

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