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2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Dodge Journey

  2012 Subaru Forester 2012 Dodge Journey
MSRP
$20,595
$18,995
Invoice $19,489 $18,855
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 16/26
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Subaru Forester is tough, all-weather-capable, and one of the best-handling compact crossovers--plus, a blast to drive in XT turbo form--but an old-tech automatic transmission and econo-caliber interior remain letdowns. Read Full Review Practical without being too prim, the 2012 Dodge Journey cuts an interesting figure and spans the gulf between compact crossovers and family-grade SUVs. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Utilitarian exterior
  • Excellent handling
  • All-weather surefootedness
  • Strong acceleration (XT)

Dislikes:

  • Widely spaced gears (4-sp auto)
  • Chintzy cabin materials
  • Small, flat front seats
  • No Bluetooth on base model

Likes:

  • Ride quality is excellent
  • Spacious seven-seat interior
  • Looks distinctive
  • Strong V-6 acceleration
  • Advanced tech features

Dislikes:

  • Steering feels numb
  • Navigation system is kludgy
  • Knee room trimmed by dash styling
  • Six-speed automatic shift quality
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