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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Ford Escape

  2012 Chevrolet Traverse 2012 Ford Escape 4WD 4-door XLT Side Exterior View
MSRP
$29,660
$21,440
Invoice $28,177 $20,315
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 20/31
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
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Bottom Line One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting. Read Full Review The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • User-friendly interior
  • Lots of standard features
  • Controlled, comfortable ride
  • Spare, clean styling
  • Good build quality

Dislikes:

  • Cargo floor sits high
  • Leaden handling
  • Transmission hesitates too much
  • Gas mileage is mediocre

Likes:

  • Swell-shifting automatic
  • Above-average gas mileage (four-cylinders)
  • Tops in crossover connectivity and technology

Dislikes:

  • Plasticky dash and cabin
  • Plenty of body roll
  • Choppy ride
  • Back seat isn't that roomy
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