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Cheap High MPG Cars: 1984

1984 was a high-volume year for high-MPG cars in the USA, as the domestic and import manufacturers produced a range of cars that matched or exceeded the 40 MPG highway mark and met America’s thirst for fuel-thrifty vehicles.

General Motors was quite well represented among the domestic manufacturers. Buick offered the Skylark, Skyhawk, Regal, Century. Cadillac had the Cimmarron, while Chevrolet had the Chevette, Cavalier, Celebrity, and Citation, along with a 4-cylinder Camaro and S-10 Pickup. (GMC offered the S15 Pickup, as well.) Oldsmobile had the Cutlass Ciera, Firenza, Cutlass Supreme, and Omega. Pontiac was flush with high-MPG choices, including the 1000, 2000 Sunbird, two-seat Fiero, 6000 Wagon, and the four-cylinder Firebird.

Chrysler-Plymouth offered the Plymouth Colt, Colt Vista, Horizon, Reliant, and Turismo, along with the Dodge twins: Colt, Omni, Aries, Daytona, and Charger, and the tiny but unique Rampage Pickup. Ford’s 1984 highest MPG offerings consisted of the Escort, EXP, Laser and Tempo, along with the Lincoln-Mercury Lynx and Topaz.

The Japanese auto manufacturers sold boatloads of cars during 1984, with Honda’s Civic, Accord, and Prelude leading the way. Nissan hit its stride with the Pulsar, Sentra, 200SX, Stanza, and 2WD Pickups, while Toyota had the Starlet, Corolla, Tercel, Camry, and 2WD Pickup. Mitsubishi’s Precis (also sold as the Dodge and Plymouth Colt), Tredia, Cordia, and Pickup, met or exceeded 40 MPG highway, as did Mazda’s GLC, 626, and B2000/2200 Pickup. Subaru and Isuzu hit the mark, as well.

Among European manufacturers, Volkswagen was exceptionally prominent, with diesel models of the Rabbit, Quantum, and Jetta hitting or exceeding the 50 MPG mark. Knowing shoppers also found the Mercedes-Benz 190 in that same vaunted category.



1984 High MPG Gas Mileage Rankings

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine
Displace.
Trans.
City
Hwy
1984 Ford EXP 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Ford EXP 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 26 42
1984 Honda Civic Coupe 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 51 67
1984 Honda Civic Coupe 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 32 42
1984 Honda Civic Coupe 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 36 49
1984 Pontiac Fiero 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Pontiac Fiero 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M4) Manual 27 47
1984 Pontiac Fiero 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M4) Manual 26 40
1984 Toyota Starlet 4 cyl. 1.3 liter (M4) Manual 42 54
1984 Toyota Starlet 4 cyl. 1.3 liter (M5) Manual 44 57
1984 Audi 4000 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 27 40
1984 Chevrolet Camaro 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M5) Manual 23 40
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Conv. 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Conv. 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (A3) Auto 30 42
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 31 44
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 31 46
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 37 46
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 43 60
1984 Chrysler Laser/Daytona 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 24 40
1984 Nissan Pulsar/
Pulsar-NX
4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 49
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 49
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 38 44
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 50 66
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 43 59
1984 Nissan 200SX 4 cyl. (A4) Auto 27 41
1984 Nissan 200SX 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 28 40
1984 Dodge Charger 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 34 49
1984 Dodge Charger 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Dodge Colt 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 41 53
1984 Dodge Colt 4 cyl. (M4) Manual(X2) Manual 37 48
1984 Dodge Colt 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 31 40
1984 Dodge Daytona 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 24 43
1984 Ford Laser 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 34 40
1984 Honda Accord 4 cyl. (A4) Auto 29 41
1984 Honda Accord 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 32 45
1984 Honda Civic 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 42 55
1984 Honda Civic 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 45
1984 Honda Prelude 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 27 40
1984 Isuzu I-Mark 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 44 54
1984 Isuzu I-Mark 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 39 50
1984 Mazda GLC 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 34 40
1984 Mazda GLC 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 49
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/
190 E 2.3
4 cyl. 2.2 liter (A4) Auto 35 44
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/
190 E 2.3
4 cyl. 2.2 liter (A4) Auto 34 42
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/
190 E 2.3
4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 34 50
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/
190 E 2.3
4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 35 51
1984 Mitsubishi Cordia 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 42
1984 Mitsubishi Precis 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 41 53
1984 Mitsubishi Precis 4 cyl. (M4) Manual(X2) Manual 37 48
1984 Mitsubishi Precis 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 31 40
1984 Mitsubishi Tredia 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 43
1984 Plymouth Colt 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 41 53
1984 Plymouth Colt 4 cyl. (M4) Manual(X2) Manual 37 48
1984 Plymouth Colt 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 31 40
1984 Plymouth Turismo 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 34 49
1984 Plymouth Turismo 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Pontiac Firebird 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M5) Manual 25 40
1984 Pontiac 1000 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (A3) Auto 30 42
1984 Pontiac 1000 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 31 44
1984 Pontiac 1000 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 31 46
1984 Pontiac 1000 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 37 46
1984 Pontiac 1000 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 43 60
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird Conv. 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird Conv. 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Renault Fuego 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 26 40
1984 Subaru Subaru 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 34 46
1984 Subaru Subaru 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 32 46
1984 Subaru Subaru 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 30 43
1984 Subaru Subaru 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 30 43
1984 Toyota Corolla Sport 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (A4) Auto 30 43
1984 Toyota Corolla Sport 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 32 43
1984 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl. 1.5 liter (A3) Auto 33 42
1984 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl. 1.5 liter (M4) Manual 39 50
1984 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl. 1.5 liter (M5) Manual 34 48
1984 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 43 53
1984 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 41 54
1984 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 30 42
1984 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 42
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 35 44
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 47 61
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 44 57
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 31 45
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 30 45
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 31 43
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 30 43
1984 Buick Skyhawk 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Buick Skyhawk 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Buick Skyhawk 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (A3) Auto 28 40
1984 Buick Skyhawk 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Buick Skylark 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M4) Manual 25 41
1984 Cadillac Cimarron 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (A3) Auto 28 40
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 30 47
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Nissan Stanza 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 31 43
1984 Dodge Omni 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 34 49
1984 Dodge Omni 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 28 45
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 37 56
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 30 44
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 28 42
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 26 42
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 46 68
1984 Ford Escort 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 41 56
1984 Ford Tempo 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 41 56
1984 Ford Tempo 4 cyl. 2.3 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 37 56
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 30 45
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 28 42
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 26 42
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 46 68
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 41 56
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Topaz 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 41 56
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Topaz 4 cyl. 2.3 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Mazda 626 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 41
1984 Mazda 626 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 40 54
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (A3) Auto 28 40
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Oldsmobile Omega 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M4) Manual 27 42
1984 Plymouth Horizon 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 34 49
1984 Plymouth Horizon 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 28 45
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 32 53
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Renault Alliance/Encore 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 38 52
1984 Renault Alliance/Encore 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 34 48
1984 Toyota Camry 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 38 52
1984 Toyota Camry 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (A4) Auto 30 41
1984 Toyota Camry 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 32 44
1984 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (A3) Auto 32 43
1984 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 34 47
1984 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 38 49
1984 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M4) Manual 47 59
1984 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 43 59
1984 Volkswagen Quantum 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 32 43
1984 Volkswagen Quantum 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 32 43
1984 Volkswagen Quantum 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 42 50
1984 Volkswagen Quantum 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 41 50
1984 Volvo DL/GL/Turbo 6 cyl. 2.4 liter (M5) Manual 30 43
1984 Buick Century 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Buick Regal 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A4) Auto 25 41
1984 Chevrolet Celebrity 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Chevrolet Citation II 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M4) Manual 27 42
1984 Chrysler Lebaron 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Chrysler Lebaron 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 24 43
1984 Dodge Aries 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M4) Manual 29 41
1984 Dodge Aries 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 42
1984 Dodge 600 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 28 43
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A4) Auto 25 41
1984 Plymouth Reliant 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M4) Manual 29 41
1984 Plymouth Reliant 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 42
1984 Pontiac 6000 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Volvo 760 GLE 6 cyl. 2.4 liter (M5) Manual 28 40
1984 Buick Skyhawk Wagon 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Buick Skyhawk Wagon 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (A3) Auto 28 40
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Nissan Sentra Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 49
1984 Nissan Sentra Wagon 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 38 44
1984 Nissan Sentra Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 42 57
1984 Dodge Colt Vista 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 28 40
1984 Ford Escort Wagon 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 29 44
1984 Ford Escort Wagon 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Ford Escort Wagon 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 28 42
1984 Ford Escort Wagon 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 41 56
1984 Honda Civic Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 34 45
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx Wagon 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 29 44
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx Wagon 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Lincoln-Mercury Lynx Wagon 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 41 56
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser
Wagon
4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser
Wagon
4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser
Wagon
4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser
Wagon
4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Plymouth Colt Vista 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 28 40
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird Wagon 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird Wagon 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 29 46
1984 Pontiac 2000 Sunbird Wagon 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 28 41
1984 Subaru Subaru Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 42
1984 Subaru Subaru Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 42
1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon 4 cyl. 1.5 liter (A3) Auto 32 40
1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon 4 cyl. 1.5 liter (M5) Manual 34 47
1984 Toyota Tercel Wagon 4WD 4 cyl. 1.5 liter (M5) Manual 31 41
1984 Volkswagen Quantum Wagon 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 32 43
1984 Volkswagen Quantum Wagon 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 32 43
1984 Volkswagen Quantum Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 42 50
1984 Volkswagen Quantum Wagon 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 41 50
1984 Buick Century Estate Wagon 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Dodge Aries Wagon 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M4) Manual 28 40
1984 Dodge Aries Wagon 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Wagon 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Plymouth Reliant Wagon 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M4) Manual 28 40
1984 Plymouth Reliant Wagon 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 41
1984 Pontiac 6000 Wagon 6 cyl. 4.3 liter (A3) Auto 27 43
1984 Volvo DL/GL/Turbo Wagon 6 cyl. 2.4 liter (M5) Manual 30 43
1984 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 1.9 liter (M4) Manual 27 40
1984 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 1.9 liter (M5) Manual 29 43
1984 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M4) Manual 33 43
1984 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 34 45
1984 Nissan Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 31 43
1984 Nissan Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 34 42
1984 Dodge Rampage Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 25 40
1984 Dodge RAM50 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 33 44
1984 GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 1.9 liter (M4) Manual 27 40
1984 GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 1.9 liter (M5) Manual 29 43
1984 GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M4) Manual 33 43
1984 GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 34 45
1984 Isuzu PUP P/U 2WD 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 38 49
1984 Isuzu PUP P/U 2WD 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 36 46
1984 Mitsubishi Truck 2WD 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 33 44
1984 Mazda B2000/B2200 Pickup 2WD 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 32 40
1984 Toyota Truck 2WD 4 cyl. 2.4 liter (M4) Manual 37 45
1984 Toyota Truck 2WD 4 cyl. 2.4 liter (M5) Manual 35 44
1984 Grumman Olson Kubvan 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 40 45
1984 Ford EXP 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 27 44
1984 Ford EXP 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M5) Manual 26 42
1984 Honda Civic Coupe 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 48 64
1984 Honda Civic Coupe 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 31 41
1984 Honda Civic Coupe 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 36 49
1984 Pontiac Fiero 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (A3) Auto 27 40
1984 Pontiac Fiero 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M4) Manual 26 40
1984 Toyota Starlet 4 cyl. 1.3 liter (M4) Manual 42 54
1984 Audi 4000 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 27 40
1984 Chevrolet Camaro 4 cyl. 2.5 liter (M5) Manual 23 40
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Conv. 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M4) Manual 27 42
1984 Chevrolet Cavalier Conv. 4 cyl. 2.0 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 29 42
1984 Chevrolet Chevette 4 cyl. 1.8 liter (M5) Manual 43 59
1984 Chrysler Laser/Daytona 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 24 41
1984 Nissan Pulsar/Pulsar-NX 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 49
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 35 49
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 51 63
1984 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 44 60
1984 Nissan 200SX 4 cyl. (A4) Auto 30 42
1984 Nissan 200SX 4 cyl. (M5) Manual 29 42
1984 Dodge Charger 4 cyl. 1.6 liter (M4) Manual 32 49
1984 Dodge Charger 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 27 43
1984 Dodge Colt 4 cyl. (M4) Manual 39 53
1984 Dodge Colt 4 cyl. (M4) Manual(X2) Manual 36 48
1984 Dodge Colt 4 cyl. (A3) Auto 31 40
1984 Dodge Daytona 4 cyl. 2.2 liter (M5) Manual 23 42

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#1 ken winston caine on 10.25.07 at 1:12 pm

What is the source for your mileage figures? Are these the actual EPA published figures for each year?

I would like to refer to your site in an article I am writing. Can you help me by confirming the source of the figures?

Thanks,
kwc

#2 Mind Body Spirit Journal ? Blog Archive » If we could just get the kind of mileage we got in 1984 on 10.25.07 at 2:50 pm

[...] A quick-source for EPA mileage figures: [...]

#3 mpg-o-editor on 10.25.07 at 2:53 pm

Yes indeed … it’s the EPA numbers … :)

#4 Jan Michael on 07.06.08 at 12:15 pm

Let me start off by saying that this is one damned cool website, thanks!

Next can you give me some more details on the 1984 Mercedes 190e? The EPA website, so far as I can see, only goes back to 1985 so I can’t find anything else on the 1984 model.

Also is the diesel 2.2l the one with the whopping great highway mileage or does that also include the gas 2.3l?

I only ask because I’m considering older high gas mileage vehicles and I’d prefer gas and not diesel fuel.

I found a 1984 190e with a “2.3L L4 FI” 4 cylinder gasoline engine, is that one of the great mpg versions?

Lastly I can’t find where M-B made a 2.2 gas engine for the 190e, they all appear to be 2.3l models.

Thanks!

#5 Robert Gardner on 08.17.08 at 8:03 pm

How much fuel millage did the 1984 Isuzu pickup P!up Diesel get 2.2 engine

#6 J. Owen on 10.04.08 at 9:44 am

Those figures look more like they are in kilometers. If you multiply any of them by .6, then you come up with more realistic figure. NO car in 1984 could get 40-50 MPG. They all had carburetors, which are much less efficient than today’s modern fuel injection systems.

#7 RLJ on 10.24.08 at 11:30 pm

Diesel Engines got 40 to 50 MPG

#8 HTH on 05.06.09 at 9:58 am

Thanks for the posting. I owned the 84 Stanza and regularly got 44 MPG loaded down with family!

#9 Scott on 07.28.09 at 3:51 pm

J.Owen, you are incorrect in stating – “NO car in 1984 could get 40-50 MPG. They all had carburetors, which are much less efficient than today’s modern fuel injection systems”. – I Still have my 1984 Audi 4000s, which IS factory fuel injected (1.8l 5sp) for that year, and easily can get over 40mpg hwy. Do your research before you state what did and did not have fuel injection.

#10 Jonathan Reed on 08.12.10 at 6:23 pm

I had a 1984 Mazda B2200 PU with a 2.2L Perkins diesel in it and I often made 40-45 miles per Gallon on the interstate at 65 miles per hour. Sure it took more than 10 seconds to get from zero to sixty but I would love to trade what I drive now for that old truck.

#11 Randall Perry on 09.25.10 at 3:11 pm

I drove a 1983 Datsun/Nissan Sentra Diesel until 1999.
It averaged 50mpg (which of course, was injected because it was a diesel).
Engine was strong, but the unibody rusted out from under it.
Amazing how modern engineering and hybrids somehow cannot achieve 100mpg (however mpg tuners do)

#12 JN on 03.23.11 at 8:26 pm

Yes indeed, your figures are wayyyyyyy off, guy… at least, per fueleconomy.gov, that is. Not that I am any great fan of trusting government, but on the Internet, you just never know. A few city/hwy 1984 figures from that site:

1984 Ford EXP 4 cyl, 1.6 L, Manual 5-spd 21/31, not your claimed 27/41.
1984 Honda Civic CRX 4 cyl, 1.3 L, Manual 5-spd, 38/47, not your claimed 51/67.
1984 Mitsubishi Precis 4 cyl, 1.4 L, Manual 4-spd, 31/37, not your claimed 41/53.

Not sure what you tried to prove by lying. Your figures are not the EPA figures. Just blew all of your credibility, dude. Have a nice day.

#13 mpg-o-editor on 04.08.11 at 9:38 pm

@JN – Many thanks for the harsh words and accusation, but you’ve jumped the gun.

I’m looking at an original 1984 Honda Civic sales brochure right now … it clearly shows the 51 city / 67 highway figures.

The numbers that you see on the current EPA site DO NOT match the original window stickers. They were dialed down to match the revised test calculations implemented in 2008.

MPGomatic maintains the original figures in our database and avoids posting the revisionist numbers.

#14 ElGuapoGuano on 06.12.11 at 2:15 am

My dad had a 1984 Datsun Nissan Sentra Diesel with a manual tranny. Dad was diligent about his mileage and it got 56MPG city 62MPG Hwy. She finally died (as it was his daily driver) in 2002. Engine was still running great, but the rest of the car fell apart around it.

#15 Karl on 11.24.11 at 11:39 pm

It doesn’t matter how you try to justify it, these figures are off alot. People aren’t stupid, when they have owned many of these vehicles and only get about 60% of what you are saying they get, it is just wrong. For example Escort was the number 1 selling car of this era and most of us owned one or up to 10 and we know that even driving soft footed with a stick they only got 28

#16 mpg-o-editor on 11.25.11 at 9:18 am

@Karl – These are the numbers as published at the time of manufacture. Check the advertisements and window stickers. Were the numbers optimistic in some cases? I believe so. In other cases, they were not.

If I can find a clean Ford Escort of this vintage, I’ll buy it, just to test. Rust buckets need not apply.

The Escort diesels scored the highest MPGs, but they’re extremely rare.

#17 rob talbot on 04.13.14 at 8:34 pm

hello guys just to let you know that in 2007 bought the new dodge hemi which the dealer sale sticker was saying it would do 30 mpg ,never,nerver accomplished these kind of numbers , boostead fuel economy to boost sales like most of automakers out their….

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