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2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Jeep Patriot

  2012 Subaru Forester 4-door Auto 2.5X Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Jeep Patriot FWD 4-door Latitude Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$21,295
$15,995
Invoice $20,166 $15,845
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 21/30
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks. Read Full Review The 2013 Jeep Patriot is handsome and utilitarian and makes sense for urban-dwelling weekend-warrior types on a tight budget—but its lack of refinement could make it tough to live with. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Simple, utilitarian design
  • Superb handling for a crossover
  • Confidence even in bad conditions
  • Turbo XT models are quick

Dislikes:

  • Automatic is signficantly slower
  • Unsophisticated cabin materials
  • Fuel economy below average
  • Base model is really stripped down

Likes:

  • Boxy but handsome exterior
  • Maneuverability and parking ease
  • Features for the money
  • Real off-road capability

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish powertrain (CVT)
  • Noise and vibration
  • Cheap-feeling interior
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