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2012 Jeep Patriot

2012 Ford Escape

  2011 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Latitude Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Escape 4WD 4-door XLT Side Exterior View
MSRP
$15,995
$21,440
Invoice $15,805 $20,315
MPG
City/Highway
22/29 20/31
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compelling choice for its versatile interior, maneuverability, and strong list of features—with just a bit of weekend-warrior ruggedness—but it's woefully short on refinement or sophistication. Read Full Review The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • Boxy but unpretentious exterior
  • Very maneuverable and easy to park
  • Good driving position, visibility
  • Strong set of features and options
  • Low price

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish powertrain (CVT)
  • Engine noise
  • Cheap-feeling interior

Likes:

  • Swell-shifting automatic
  • Above-average gas mileage (four-cylinders)
  • Tops in crossover connectivity and technology

Dislikes:

  • Plasticky dash and cabin
  • Plenty of body roll
  • Choppy ride
  • Back seat isn't that roomy
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