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2011 Ford Escape

2011 Subaru Forester

  2011 Ford Escape FWD 4-door XLT Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$21,240
$20,495
Invoice $20,126 $19,397
MPG
City/Highway
20/31 19/27
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line The boxy, old-school appearance might turn you off, but the 2011 Ford Escape still delivers solid crossover and SUV bona fides. Read Full Review The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Six-speed automatic's clean shifts
  • Four-cylinder's above-average economy
  • Best-in-class in-car tech
  • Lots of safety features

Dislikes:

  • Cabin feels unrefined
  • Lots of body roll
  • Ride can get choppy
  • Not the roomiest back seat we've seen

Likes:

  • Savvy, utilitarian look
  • Nicely-detailed interior
  • Excellent handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • Automatic has four widely spaced gears
  • Base model still without Bluetooth
  • Small, flat front seats
  • Chintzy cabin materials
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