Performance

For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Porsche 718 Cayman 82-88
Dodge Viper 83-87
Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 81-86
Nissan 370Z 81-85
Acura NSX 83
Audi A7 77-81
Audi TT coupe 73-81
Audi A5 Sportback 75-76
BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 68-74
Volkswagen Golf GTI 5d 69-71
Honda Civic Hatchback 60-69
BMW i8 67
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 67
Hyundai Veloster 58-66
Ford Fiesta 5d 42-65
Mazda Mazda3 5d 56-63
Buick Regal Sportback 59-62
Hyundai Elantra GT 52-62
Mini Hardtop 53-62
Mini Hardtop 4-door 53-60
BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo 60
Fiat 500 * 43-59
Hyundai Ioniq 51-58
Volkswagen Beetle 56
BMW i3 51-56
Volkswagen Golf 5d 55
Toyota Corolla iM 54-55
Volkswagen Golf e-Golf 54
Hyundai Accent 5d 49-53
Chevrolet Sonic 5d 44-52
Toyota Prius 45-51
Toyota Yaris 5d Liftback 40-51
Nissan Leaf 51
Kia Niro 39-50
Toyota C-HR 49
Chevrolet Bolt EV 49
Smart fortwo coupe 43-48
Honda Fit 42-47
Smart fortwo electric drive coupe 47
Nissan Versa Note 41-44
Fiat 500 e 44
Mitsubishi Mirage 41-44
Toyota Yaris 3d Liftback 40-42
Toyota Prius c 41
Chevrolet Spark 39-40
Chevrolet Cruze Hatch TBD
Chevrolet Volt TBD
McLaren 570GT TBD
Tesla Model S TBD

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.