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2012 Jeep Liberty

2012 Subaru Forester

  2011 Jeep Liberty RWD 4-door Sport Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$23,395
$20,595
Invoice $22,722 $19,489
MPG
City/Highway
15/22 19/27
Rating
5.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
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Bottom Line With the off-road-focused Renegade model now gone, it's hard to see much value in the 2012 Jeep Liberty, as there were already plenty of better choices for those looking to spend most of the time on-road, commuting or shuttling kids.. Read Full Review The 2012 Subaru Forester is tough, all-weather-capable, and one of the best-handling compact crossovers--plus, a blast to drive in XT turbo form--but an old-tech automatic transmission and econo-caliber interior remain letdowns. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • True off-road abiliy
  • Plenty of headroom and big sunroof
  • Replaceable fender flares

Dislikes:

  • Rides and handles like a truck
  • Coarse powertrains
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Drab (for the price) interior materials

Likes:

  • Utilitarian exterior
  • Excellent handling
  • All-weather surefootedness
  • Strong acceleration (XT)

Dislikes:

  • Widely spaced gears (4-sp auto)
  • Chintzy cabin materials
  • Small, flat front seats
  • No Bluetooth on base model
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