Tom Murphy

Executive Editor, WardsAuto World digital magazine, WardsAuto/WardsAuto World

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors awards. Tom grills year-round, never leaves home without a guitar pick, stays up late for Stanley Cup playoff games and aspires to own a Jaguar E-Type someday.

Posts by Tom Murphy

in Road Ahead Nov 11, 2013

Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Ram 3.0L Diesel

We’re driving six diesels this year for 10 Best Engines, but this is the only one found in a truck, the Ram 1500....More
in Road Ahead Oct 16, 2013

Fiat 500e Passes Goalie-Bag Test

The rear seats fold flat, and the bag crams in lengthwise, with the goalie pads lying flat on top. The stick fits nicely with the blade in the front....More
in Final Inspection Aug 16, 2013

Banged Up Dream Cruiser Gets Another Chance

Another restoration project is about to get under way. Expect it to involve a certain Dearborn pony car that has a milestone birthday next year....More
in Road Ahead Jul 24, 2013

Ram 3500: The Right Tool

The dually Ram 3500 Tradesman makes light work out of hauling a pallet of bricks weighing nearly 3,000 lbs....More
in Final Inspection Jun 27, 2013

Germany’s ‘AutoCity’ Celebrates 13th Birthday

VW’s success with Autostadt suggests perhaps there is more than one Motor City....More
in Road Ahead Jun 13, 2013

Bosch Embracing Automated Vehicles

Bosch’s research in Palo Alto, CA, and Abstatt, Germany, centers on fusing together the capabilities of short-range radar, long-range radar, video....More
in Final Inspection May 17, 2013

Historic Piquette Avenue Plant Experiences Rebirth

The Piquette plant built 12,000 Model T’s by 1910, and by then the car’s runaway success gave birth to yet another big idea: Ford’s Highland Park....More
in Road Ahead Apr 02, 2013

Four Interior Nominees Crack $100,000 Club

Editors begin the selection process this week, and it will be interesting to see if the flame-red leather on the Viper or the “Magic Sky Control”....More
in Final Inspection Mar 06, 2013

New Models on Tap for 2014 Geneva Show?

Are Fiat's auto show models under dressed? Marchionne defends celebrating "female beauty in anything we do."....More
in Counting Cars Jan 15, 2013

Hybrids Outsell Most Segments in 2012

U.S. consumers bought 427,605 hybrids last year, up from 261,507 in 2011, according to WardsAuto data. That’s a 64% increase....More

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