What the editors think...

A- Excellent fit and finish. Interior appointments drew oohs and ahs from approving neighbors. Surprisingly roomy. Exterior has European flair. Handling responsive by US standards. Drawbacks: Small engine has sluggish pickup: automatic transmission downshifts with annoying frequency. John Dillin, Managing editor/news

A- Excellent handling, holds road well. Very comfortable ride. Superb AM-FM radio system. Engine peppy in city, adequate on highway with auto transmission. Two drawbacks: Automatic transmission surges and falls back annoyingly; in rear seat 6-footer's head rests on sloping back window. Robert Hey, Managing editor/features

B- Otherwise comfortable driving experience marred by mushy combination of overpowered steering and click-in, click-out automatic transmission in model tested. Seats good front and rear. Rear legroom fair. Headroom fine. Clean appealing exterior design. Cushy but pleasant interior; well finished. Earl Foell, Editor

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