Road test re­sults

Au­to­car’s gold mine of data

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No one pro­duces as thor­ough a judge­ment on a new car as Au­to­car. As well as ac­cel­er­a­tion, brak­ing, fuel econ­omy and noise tests, we carry out bench­mark limit-han­dling tests, set­ting lap times if ap­pro­pri­ate. But we don’t just drive at the track, es­sen­tial as it is for find­ing the lim­its of per­for­mance; we also drive on a wide range of roads. Where we have tested more than one model in a range, the rat­ing is for the range over­all; where a model within the range meets our cov­eted five-star stan­dard, it is high­lighted in yel­low.

30-70MPH In­di­cates over­tak­ing abil­ity through the gears

50-70MPH Recorded in top gear (*kick­down with an au­to­matic) and demon­strates flex­i­bil­ity

FUEL ECON­OMY Prior to 7.1.15, fig­ures are tour­ing (recorded over a set road route) and test av­er­age. From 7.1.15 on, fig­ures are av­er­age and ex­tra-ur­ban, to the What Car?/true MPG stan­dard. **de­notes mpkg (miles per kilo­gram) for hy­dro­gen-pow­ered fuel cell ve­hi­cles

BRAK­ING 60-0MPH Recorded on a high-grip sur­face at a test track

MPH/1000RPM Fig­ure is the speed achieved in top gear

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