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Consumer Reports Releases Best and Worst Accelerating Vehicles List

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The Ford Mustang GT Premium clocked the fastest acceleration time. according to Consumer Report

The Ford Mustang GT Premium clocked the fastest acceleration time. according to Consumer Report


Consumer Reports released its comprehensive lists covering which new vehicles are the best and worst in a variety of different categories. For those of us who want the most speed possible when coming off the line, Consumer Reports has a list for it. The best and worst accelerating vehicles list doesn’t hold a whole lot of surprises as far as who’s fastest, but it’s certainly interesting to see the difference separating the fastest from the slowest.

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If you happen to be driving one of the slowest eleven vehicles on the list, you needn’t worry: a vast majority of those vehicles also so happen to be among the most fuel efficient vehicles that Consumer Reports tested. In fact, the slowest vehicle—the Mitsubishi i SE—is the most fuel efficient vehicle on the market, making its glacial acceleration a bit easier to bear.

Fastest 2014 Models (0-60mph time)

  • Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8 equipped) – 5.1 seconds
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS – 5.1 seconds
  • BMW 135i – 5.2 seconds
  • Nissan 370Z Touring – 5.3 seconds
  • Subaru Impreza WRX – 5.3 seconds
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI – 5.4 seconds
  • Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible – 5.5 seconds
  • Audi A8 L – 5.5 seconds
  • Porsche Panamera S – 5.5 seconds
  • Jaguar XJL – 5.5 seconds

Slowest 2014 Models (0-60mph time)

  • Mitsubishi i SE – 14.7 seconds
  • Smart ForTwo Passion – 14.6 seconds
  • Chevrolet Spark 1LT – 12.8 seconds
  • Honda Insight EX – 11.8 seconds
  • Fiat 500 Sport – 11.3 seconds
  • Toyota Prius c Two – 11.3 seconds
  • Mazda2 Touring – 11.1 seconds
  • Buick Encore Leather – 11.0 seconds
  • Dodge Dart SXT – 11.0 seconds
  • Fiat 500 Pop – 11.0 seconds
  • Lexus CT 200h Premium – 11.0 seconds

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  • Graham EubankContributor

    Graham Eubank is the President of Palmetto Ford. He started with the company in 1990 after graduating from Clemson University. Palmetto Ford is a Ford dealer serving Charleston and carries an extensive line of new cars, including the Ford Explorer, F150, Mustang, Focus and much more.