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2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Ford Escape

  2012 Kia Sportage 2WD 4-door EX Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Escape 4WD 4-door XLT Side Exterior View
MSRP
$18,500
$21,440
Invoice $18,135 $20,315
MPG
City/Highway
20/30 20/31
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though. 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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Likes:

  • Sport-shoe styling
  • A higher grade of trim, all around
  • UVO’s hands-free controls
  • Genuine sporty driving in 260-hp SX

Dislikes:

  • Still rides a little stiffly
  • Steering is heavier than most cute-utes
  • Smallish cabin has skimpy rear-seat headroom
  • Easy to build a $30,000 SX

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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