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2008 Jeep Patriot

2009 Subaru Forester

  2008 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Sport Rear Exterior View 2009 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$16,485
$19,995
Invoice $15,481 $18,938
MPG
City/Highway
22/28 19/27
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Safe and city-friendly, yet tough enough for weekend camping—and bargain-priced—the 2008 Jeep Patriot has a lot going for it. Read Full Review It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Great styling bestows rugged Jeep looks to a carlike vehicle
  • Handling and maneuverability of a small car
  • Easy to park
  • Quite frugal at the pump
  • Standard stability control in such an inexpensive vehicle

Dislikes:

  • Excessive engine noise on acceleration or in hilly terrain
  • Road noise on coarse surfaces
  • Interior has too much hard plastic

Likes:

  • Improved styling
  • Reduced interior noise
  • All-wheel drive
  • Carlike handling

Dislikes:

  • Still not a great-looking machine
  • No manual gearbox on turbo models
  • Only four speeds on automatic
  • Lots of silver plastic in the cabin
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