Braking and handling

Last reviewed: April 2011

Braking distance on dry pavement

Feet from 60 to 0 mph

Shortest

Model Feet
Sports/Sporty cars
Porsche Boxster 112
Small cars
Subaru Impreza WRX 125
Family cars
Nissan Altima 3.5 SR 128
Upscale/luxury cars
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 125
Small SUVs
Hyundai Tucson GLS 129
Midsized SUVs
Cadillac SRX Luxury 126
Acura MDX 126

Longest

Model Feet
Sports/Sporty cars
Volvo C30 143
Small cars
Dodge Caliber SXT 149
Nissan Cube S 149
Family cars
Toyota Camry Hybrid 145
Upscale/luxury cars
Cadillac DTS Luxury II 145
Small SUVs
Jeep Liberty Sport 150
Midsized SUVs
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 150

Avoidance maneuver

Maximum speed, mph

Based on the results of Consumer Reports' avoidance maneuver testing, which measures how capable a vehicle is when the driver is trying to steer around an obstacle; the higher the speed, the better.

Fastest

Model MPH
Sports/Sporty cars
Porsche 911 Carrera S 59.5
Small cars
Mini Cooper S 57.5
Family cars
Nissan Altima 3.5 SR (V6) 56
Upscale/luxury cars
Infiniti G37 Journey (sedan) 56.5
Small SUVs
Audi Q5 Premium Plus 57
Midsized SUVs
Lexus RX 450h 54

Slowest

Model MPH
Sports/Sporty cars
Mitsubishi Eclipse (4-cyl.) 50.5
Small cars
Mitsubishi Lancer ES 49.5
Dodge Caliber SXT 49.5
Family cars
Chevrolet Malibu LT 50
Honda Accord LX-P 50
Upscale/luxury cars
Lexus LS 460L 48.5
Small SUVs
Dodge Nitro SLT 46.5
Midsized SUVs
Toyota FJ Cruiser 45.5