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
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 69-81
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe 73-81
Audi A7 77-81
Chevrolet SS 79
Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan * 68-79
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 74-79
BMW 3-Series sedan 65-79
Audi A4 Sedan 66-78
Audi A8 72-78
BMW 7-Series 63-78
Porsche Panamera 69-78
Lexus GS 66-78
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 69-78
Cadillac CTS 67-78
Cadillac ATS Sedan * 77-78
Audi A3 Sedan 65-77
Infiniti Q50 56-77
Jaguar XE sedan 65-76
Maserati Ghibli 65-76
Lexus IS 66-76
Audi A5 Sportback 75-76
Subaru WRX 69-76
Jaguar XF 65-76
Audi A6 Sedan 63-75
Mercedes-Benz S-Class * 68-75
Maserati Quattroporte 65-74
BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 68-74
Dodge Charger 58-74
BMW 5-Series sedan * 59-74
Jaguar XJ 67-74
Chevrolet Malibu * 58-72
Honda Accord 56-72
Cadillac CT6 64-72
Volvo S90 62-71
Infiniti Q70 57-70
Genesis G80 * 63-70
Chrysler 300 58-70
Bentley Flying Spur 64-70
Hyundai Elantra sedan 51-69
Kia K900 66-68
Mazda Mazda3 sedan 58-68
Nissan Maxima 66-68
Toyota Camry 50-68
Genesis G90 65-68
Acura TLX 58-68
Honda Civic sedan 60-67
Volkswagen CC 65-67
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 67
Acura ILX 65-67
Lincoln MKZ 54-67
Kia Cadenza 64-66
Buick LaCrosse 66
Acura RLX 63-66
Lexus LS 62-65
Hyundai Azera 63-65
Subaru Legacy 58-65
Buick Regal * 57-65
Hyundai Sonata 55-64
Rolls-Royce Ghost 64
Nissan Altima 57-64
Bentley Mulsanne 62-64
Subaru Impreza sedan 58-64
Toyota Avalon 51-63
Ford Taurus 54-63
Volkswagen Jetta 55-62
Lincoln Continental 59-61
Kia Optima 55-61
Mazda Mazda6 58-61
BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo 60
Lexus ES 51-60
Volkswagen Passat 53-60
Kia Forte 54-59
Chevrolet Impala 52-58
Cadillac XTS 54-58
Hyundai Ioniq 51-58
Honda Clarity * 57
Buick Verano 56
Chevrolet Cruze 53-56
Nissan Sentra 46-56
Ford Focus sedan 47-56
Mitsubishi Lancer 52-56
Hyundai Accent 48-55
Ford Fusion * 52-54
Chevrolet Sonic sedan 46-54
Toyota Corolla 43-53
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 49-52
Kia Optima Hybrid 49-52
Toyota Prius 45-51
Ford Fiesta 44-50
Kia Rio sedan 46-49
Kia Rio 5d 46-49
Toyota Yaris iA 47
Nissan Versa sedan 43-44
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 40-43
Alfa Romeo Giulia TBD
Aston Martin Rapide TBD
Chevrolet Volt TBD
Tesla Model S TBD
Toyota Mirai TBD
Volvo S60 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.