Road test results
Autocar’s gold mine of data
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