This article reports the results of performance tests on four compact cars: the Toyota Camry LE, the Mazda 626 Deluxe Sport Sedan, the Chevrolet Cavalier CS, and the Mercury Topaz LS. Also noted are the basic prices for the body styles and trim lines available, and manufacturers' information on dimensions and engine displacement and horsepower. Performance tests covered fuel economy, engine driveability, shifting, acceleration, accident avoidance ability, handling precision, braking, ride quality, noise, driving position, front seating, rear seating, climate control, controls, displays, servicing ease, and predicted repair incidence.

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    Consumers Union of United States, Incorporated

    256 Washington Street
    Mount Vernon, NY  United States  10550
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00387819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 522
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM