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 Panamera Sport Turismo * 67-75
BMW 3-Series Wagon 66-70
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon 63-69
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 69
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 55-69
Ford Focus 5-door 48-66
Bentley Bentayga 66
Porsche Macan * 63-66
Kia Forte 5 54-65
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 55-64
Mini Clubman 49-64
Porsche Cayenne 53-64
Audi A4 allroad quattro 64
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 58-63
Jaguar F-Pace 53-62
Maserati Levante 62
Subaru Impreza 5d 56-62
Infiniti QX50 58-61
Audi Q7 54-61
Audi Q5 58-60
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class * 49-60
BMW X5 46-60
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 57-59
Land Rover Range Rover 47-59
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 48-58
Lincoln MKC 54-58
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 47-58
Ford Edge 51-58
Kia Soul 45-58
Subaru Crosstrek 54-57
Alfa Romeo Stelvio * 57
BMW X3 50-57
Acura MDX 48-57
BMW X1 55-57
Jeep Grand Cherokee 44-57
Volvo XC60 * 55-57
Infiniti QX70 54-57
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe 57
Land Rover Discovery 53-56
Hyundai Tucson 43-56
Audi A3 Sportback 55
GMC Terrain 43-55
Audi Q3 52-55
Mazda CX-3 49-55
Subaru Outback 48-55
Mini Countryman * 43-55
Kia Sportage 47-54
Ford Flex 45-54
Cadillac XT5 47-54
Lincoln MKX 47-54
Subaru Forester 53-54
Mazda CX-9 45-54
Kia Sorento 42-53
Mercedes-Benz G-Class * 44-53
Acura RDX 53
Fiat 500 X 52-53
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 48-53
Hyundai Santa Fe 47-53
Volkswagen Touareg 49-52
Ford Explorer 45-52
Land Rover Discovery Sport 48-52
Nissan Murano 49-52
Dodge Durango 44-51
Lincoln MKT 47-51
Ford Escape 40-51
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 44-51
Kia Soul EV 51
Honda Pilot 47-51
Nissan Rogue Sport 45-51
Honda CR-V 46-50
Ford Focus Electric 50
Buick Envision 42-49
Cadillac Escalade 43-49
Infiniti QX80 47-49
Jeep Cherokee 36-49
Cadillac Escalade ESV 41-49
Honda Odyssey 46-48
Nissan Rogue 41-48
Lexus NX 35-48
GMC Yukon 36-48
Lexus LX 48
Jeep Renegade 45-48
Toyota Highlander * 39-48
Chrysler Pacifica 37-48
Volvo XC90 * 44-48
Volkswagen Atlas * 46-48
Nissan Armada 41-47
Fiat 500 L 44-47
Lexus RX 45-47
Toyota Prius v 44-47
Toyota 4Runner 32-47
Toyota Sequoia 36-47
Mazda CX-5 44-47
Toyota Sienna 44-47
Toyota RAV4 43-47
Ford C-Max 47
Jeep Compass * 40-47
Jeep Patriot * 41-46
GMC Yukon XL 34-46
Dodge Journey 33-46
Buick Enclave 43-46
Mitsubishi Outlander 37-46
Volkswagen Tiguan 40-46
Infiniti QX60 45
Kia Sedona 42-45
Chevrolet Trax 37-44
Nissan Pathfinder 41-44
Chevrolet Tahoe 38-44
Toyota Land Cruiser 44
Chevrolet Suburban 38-44
Lexus GX 41-43
Dodge Grand Caravan 40
Jeep Wrangler 27-35
Nissan NV Passenger 30-34
Ford Transit Connect Wagon 33
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 27-31
GMC Savana Passenger Van 22-28
Chevrolet Express Passenger Van 22-28
Chevrolet Equinox TBD
Chevrolet Traverse TBD
Ford EcoSport TBD
Ford Expedition TBD
Ford Transit Wagon TBD
GMC Acadia TBD
Jaguar E-Pace TBD
Land Rover Range Rover Velar TBD
Lincoln Navigator TBD
Mercedes-Benz B-Class TBD
Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger van TBD
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Passenger TBD
Volvo V60 TBD
Volvo V90 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.