Here is a 1977 Ford commercial that is great on several accounts. First, it pits a Pinto against the best-selling Japanese compacts, which include an E30 Toyota Corolla, first-gen Honda Civic, and Datsun B210 (Honey Bee!). Second, it has none other than three-time Formula 1 champion Jackie Stewart shilling for the Pinto.
The spot has some excellent footage of the cars moving at speed, and in the tests shown (passing a truck and acceleration) the Pinto naturally beats the imports handily at the hands of Ford test drivers. Time has shown that the there were some further test where the imports would have fared better — namely, not exploding — but it’s entertaining nonetheless.