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2012 Jeep Compass

2012 Toyota RAV4

  2011 Jeep Compass FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $18,967 $21,178
21/29 19/28
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Bottom Line The 2012 Jeep Compass looks pretty good—and its combination of versatile interior, mild off-road ability, and reasonably good gas mileage make it even more attractive—but it simply fails to feel cohesive, responsive, or refined. Read Full Review The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. Read Full Review
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  • Good mpg compared to SUVs
  • Impressive feature set
  • Very practical layout
  • Low sticker price


  • Coarse engines
  • Sluggish CVT performance
  • Unimpressive cargo space
  • Quickie refresh still doesn't work from all angles


  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration (V-6)
  • Relatively fuel-efficient


  • Very small third row
  • Side-hinged rear hatch
  • Rear-mounted spare
  • A dated design within this class
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