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2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Nissan Rogue

  2012 Subaru Forester 2011 Nissan Rogue FWD 4-door SV Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$20,595
$22,070
Invoice $19,489 $21,038
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 22/28
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 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 The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive. 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:

  • Maneuvers and handles well in town
  • Spacious, flexible interior
  • Useful cargo area organizer

Dislikes:

  • Flat, uncomfortable seats
  • Unexciting to drive
  • CVT drone
  • Obscured rearward visibility
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