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2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Honda CR-V

  2012 Kia Sportage 2WD 4-door EX Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Honda CR-V
MSRP
$18,500
$22,495
Invoice $18,135 $21,132
MPG
City/Highway
20/30 22/31
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. 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:

  • Very comfortable seating
  • Excellent one-pull folding backseat
  • Simple, tasteful dash layout
  • Quiet, refined cabin
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity

Dislikes:

  • Steering feel
  • Bland, slightly evolved exterior
  • Unimpressive interior materials
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