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2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Honda CR-V

  2012 Subaru Forester 2012 Honda CR-V
MSRP
$20,595
$22,495
Invoice $19,489 $21,132
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 22/31
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 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:

  • 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:

  • 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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