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2013 Jeep Patriot

2013 Subaru Forester

  2013 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Latitude Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Subaru Forester 4-door Auto 2.5X Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$15,995
$21,295
Invoice $15,845 $20,166
MPG
City/Highway
21/30 19/27
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2013 Jeep Patriot is handsome and utilitarian and makes sense for urban-dwelling weekend-warrior types on a tight budget—but its lack of refinement could make it tough to live with. Read Full Review The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Boxy but handsome exterior
  • Maneuverability and parking ease
  • Features for the money
  • Real off-road capability

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish powertrain (CVT)
  • Noise and vibration
  • Cheap-feeling interior

Likes:

  • Simple, utilitarian design
  • Superb handling for a crossover
  • Confidence even in bad conditions
  • Turbo XT models are quick

Dislikes:

  • Automatic is signficantly slower
  • Unsophisticated cabin materials
  • Fuel economy below average
  • Base model is really stripped down
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