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The 20 Slowest 2015 Vehicles From 0-60 MPH

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/7/2015 Erick Ayapana

Here's that rare moment when we focus on cars that don't speed to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Not surprisingly, many of the cars here are eco-friend diesels and hybrids, and others are workhorse vans and trucks put on Earth to haul lots of people or things.


20 Slowest 2015 Vehicles From 0-60 MPH
Ford Transit 350 HDSubaru Legacy 2.5i PremiumChevrolet TraxFord F-450 Platinum
Nissan Versa Note SRVolkswagen e-GolfChrysler 200CKia Soul Exclaim
Chevrolet ColoradoHonda Fit EX-LMitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4Lexus NX 300h AWD
Subaru Outback 2.5iVolkswagen Golf TDIHonda CR-V AWD TouringAudi A3 TDI
Kia Soul EcoMitsubishi Outlander SportHyundai Sonata LimitedHyundai Sonata Sport 2.0

Ford Transit 350 HD: 12.5 seconds

The 2015 Ford Transit 350 HD is one of the best ways to carry lots of stuff and people, but don't expect to get from point A to point B in a hurry. The Transit 350 HD's 3.2-liter inline-5 turbodiesel is strong enough for the job but is tuned for hauling, not racing duty.

Nissan Versa Note SR: 10.3 seconds

2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Front Side View Studio© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Front Side View Studio Nissan's small hatchback looks relatively sporty from the outside but provides a calmer experience from behind the wheel. For proof, look no further than its 0-60 mph time of 10.3 seconds, which isn't surprising given the Versa Note's 109-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 mated to a continuously variable transmission.

Chevrolet Colorado: 9.3 seconds

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck Anyone looking for a basic pickup should consider the Chevrolet Colorado work truck (WT) with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Although it sports a low base price and all the necessary creature comforts, this truck is best driven at a relaxed pace because its 0-60 mph time (with the six-speed automatic) is 9.3 seconds.

Subaru Outback 2.5i : 9.2 seconds

2015 Subaru Outback© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Subaru Outback Although the Outback can be had with a 3.6-liter flat-six, opting for the 2.5-liter flat-four will save fuel while providing decent performance. "Does the new Outback 2.5i reward drivers with sports-car acceleration? Not even close, but it is markedly improved over its predecessor," we said in a review.

Kia Soul Eco: 9.2 seconds

2015 Kia Soul EV Front Three Quarter View 43© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia Soul EV Front Three Quarter View 43 The all-electric Soul Eco provides strong value and practicality while returning a relatively good EPA-rated range of 93 miles. Rated at 109 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, the Soul Eco's electric motor feels strong off the line and will pull the hatch from 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds.

Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium: 9.2 seconds

© Provided by MotorTrend The Legacy sedan is siblings with the Outback, so it's not surprising that these two vehicles achieved the same 0-60 mph time in our testing. Mated to a continuously variable transmission, the Legacy's 2.5-liter flat-four makes 175 hp and 174 lb-ft.

Volkswagen e-Golf: 9.1 seconds

2015 Volkswagen E Golf© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen E Golf As the most eco-friendly member of the extensive Volkswagen Golf family, the e-Golf's 0-60 mph time of 9.1 seconds wasn't much of a shocker. The e-Golf's focus on efficiency earns it an EPA-estimated range of 83 miles per charge, making it a suitable and practical city car.

Honda Fit EX-L: 9.1 seconds

2015 Honda Fit© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda Fit The Honda Fit is the perfect example of a slow car that's fun to drive fast. The slow part is proven by its 9.1-second 0-60 mph time, and the fun part is immediately apparent from the first few flicks of its steering wheel. Its cavernous interior and top-notch build quality are just icing on the cake.

Volkswagen Golf TDI: 9.0 seconds

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI The Golf TDI is efficient, but don't expect to keep up with your buddy in a Golf GTI during a spirited drive through the mountains. Keep in mind that Volkswagen does make a sporty diesel-powered Golf in the form of the Golf GTD, but that hot hatch isn't available in the U.S.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: 9.0 seconds

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE The styling of Mitsu's small crossover is more thrilling than its straight-line performance. Powered by a 2.0-liter I-4 rated at 148 hp, the Outlander Sport is among the slowest offerings in a strong field of compact crossovers.

Chevrolet Trax: 9.0 seconds

2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ Front Three Quarter 1© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ Front Three Quarter 1 The new Trax is Chevrolet's smallest crossover that's affordable and practical. Its tiny 1.4-liter I-4 has a turbo, but power output is rated at only 138 hp, which is just enough to get the front-drive Trax to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds flat.

Chrysler 200C: 8.7 seconds

2015 Chrysler 200C© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chrysler 200C The Chrysler 200C sits atop the 200 lineup, which means it comes loaded with standard niceties such as leather, heated seats, and dual climate control. That said, those items add weight, which could explain the 200C's 0-60 mph time of 8.7 seconds. This test car was a front-drive model with the 184-hp, 2.4-liter I-4, but a strong 3.6-liter V-6 is available as an upgrade.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4: 8.6 seconds

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Yes, the Outlander Sport lands on this list twice, but this model has the stronger 2.4-liter I-4 rated at 168 hp. Another thing to note is that this tester had all-wheel drive, but the 2.0-liter model only sends power to the front wheels.

Honda CR-V AWD Touring: 8.5 seconds

2015 Honda CR V Front Three Quarter View With Dust Cloud© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Honda CR V Front Three Quarter View With Dust Cloud The Honda CR-V received a new "Earth Dreams" 2.4-liter I-4 for model year 2015, and it's more efficient and stronger the outgoing engine. Although the AWD CR-V's 0-60 time improved to 8.6 seconds (0.6 second quicker than the outgoing engine), it just quick enough to place the Honda mid-pack in the compact crossover segment.

Hyundai Sonata Limited: 8.4 seconds

2015 Hyundai Sonata© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Sonata With a 0-60 time of 8.4 seconds, the Sonata Limited powered by the 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 places it in the middle of the midsize segment, behind the Honda Accord Sport (7.5 seconds) and Nissan Altima (7.9 seconds). Although the Sonata isn't a driver's car, it's "competent at normal speeds in real-world driving," we noted in a recent review.

Ford F-450 Platinum: 8.3 seconds

2015 Ford F 450 Super Duty Platinum© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford F 450 Super Duty Platinum It's amazing that a truck weighing more than 9,000 pounds can reach 60 mph in less than 10.0 seconds. Here, the F-450 gets big-time forward thrust from a 6.7-liter, turbodiesel V-8 that churns out 440 hp and 860 lb-ft. It's no surprise that this truck can tow a lot of poundage. "If you have a serious need to tow and haul very heavy things and do not care about fuel economy, Ford builds your perfect truck," we noted.

Kia Soul Exclaim: 8.3 seconds

2014 Kia Soul© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Kia Soul Kia has a V-6 and turbo-four engine in its arsenal, but neither engine is available in the Soul, which makes do with a 164-hp, 2.0-liter I-4. On the upside, the Soul is a solid and practical ride with an impressive list of features that would make a BMW owner Alien 2 Green with envy.

Lexus NX 300h AWD: 8.3 seconds

2015 Lexus NX 300h© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Lexus NX 300h The NX 200t and its turbo-four is fun, but the NX 300h hybrid is more suited to eco-minded drivers. Its 0-60 time of 8.3 seconds solidifies its focus on efficiency, which the EPA has rated at 33/30 mpg city/highway for the AWD version.

Audi A3 TDI: 8.2 seconds

2015 Audi A3 TDI Front Three Quarter View In Motion© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Audi A3 TDI Front Three Quarter View In Motion Audi's diesel-powered compact puts down some impressive fuel economy numbers: 43 mpg on the highway and a respectable 31 mpg in the city. The A3 TDI, however, is best driven at a leisurely pace, as its 8.2-second 0-60 time will confirm. That said, "The TDI feels pretty quick and smooth at higher speeds," we noted in a recent review.

Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0: 8.0 seconds

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport As the sporty variant, we had high performance expectations for the Sonata Sport 2.0. Rated at 245 hp, the Sonata Sport's 2.0-liter turbo-four makes 60 more horses than the base 2.4-liter I-4 yet is only 0.4 second quicker to 60 mph. "Don't believe everything you read on a decklid," we said of the Sonata Sport.

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