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
Acura NSX 83
Porsche Panamera 69-77
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 69
Lexus LC 68
Infiniti Q50 61-68
BMW i8 67
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo * 67
Lexus GS 66
BMW 3-Series sedan 66
Cadillac CT6 64
BMW 5-Series sedan 59-64
BMW 7-Series 63
Acura RLX 63
Honda Accord 56-60
Infiniti Q70 60
Hyundai Ioniq 51-57
Toyota Camry 50-56
Lincoln MKZ 54-56
Audi A3 Sportback 55
Ford Fusion 52-54
Porsche Cayenne 53
Acura MDX 52
Kia Optima Hybrid 49-52
Toyota Avalon 51
Toyota Prius 45-51
Lexus ES 51
Kia Niro 39-50
Toyota Prius v 44-47
Ford C-Max 47
BMW X5 46
Nissan Rogue 41-46
Toyota RAV4 43-46
Volvo XC90 45
Lexus RX 45
Toyota Prius c 41
Chrysler Pacifica 37
Lexus NX 35
Chevrolet Malibu TBD
Chevrolet Volt TBD
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class TBD
Mini Countryman TBD
Toyota Highlander 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.