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2009 Jeep Patriot

2009 Subaru Forester

  2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 2009 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$17,540
$19,995
Invoice $16,507 $18,938
MPG
City/Highway
23/28 19/27
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice. 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:

  • Maneuverability
  • Handling of a small car
  • Traditional Jeep styling
  • Standard stability control
  • Sips gas

Dislikes:

  • Excessive use of hard plastic in the cabin
  • Some excessive road and engine noise
  • CVT drivability not up to par

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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