Best and Worst Cars for 0-to-60 MPH Acceleration

These are the quickest and slowest cars in Consumer Reports' tests

2021 Chevrolet Corvette on the track at ATC
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports

How fast a vehicle accelerates shouldn’t be important just for driving enthusiasts. Being able to merge safely with fast-moving traffic matters regardless of how or what you drive.

Consumer Reports conducts acceleration tests on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. The test car is rigged with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer and a display that’s mounted on the windshield. This equipment creates precise records of time, speed, and distance. We use it to measure sprints from 0 to 30 mph and 0 to 60 mph, and for quarter-mile runs. All times are measured from a standing start.

Here are the quickest and the most, well, leisurely vehicles in our current new-car ratings. Of course, you’ll find a much different list when you look at the best and worst in fuel economy.

Learn more how Consumer Reports tests cars.

Quickest Cars

The Toyota Supra.

Slowest Cars

2021 Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona.

Hyundai Hyundai