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2012 Annual Auto Issue: Best and worst road test scores

Consumer Reports News: February 27, 2012 12:08 PM

Not all cars are created equal, and we have the data to prove it. Consumer Reports puts each vehicle through more than 50 individualized tests and evaluations to come out with a road test score that determines each vehicle’s Rating. This number represents how well a vehicle performs in a variety of areas including braking, acceleration, fuel economy, comfort, and cargo space among others. Overall test scores are presented on a 100-point scale and we list the best- and worst- scoring models below.

See our complete car ratings. Learn how we test cars.

Best road test scores
Model Score
Lexus LS 460L 99
BMW 135i 97
Infiniti G37 (sedan) 95
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 93
Audi A6 (3.0T) 93
Infiniti M37 93
Nissan Altima 3.5 SR 93
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 92
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 (sedan) 92
Toyota Camry XLE (V6) 92
Audi A8 L 91
Lexus ES 350 91
Nissan Altima 2.5 S 91
Worst road test scores
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 20
Jeep Liberty 27
Smart ForTwo 28
Toyota FJ Cruiser 36

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