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2012 Subaru Legacy

2012 Ford Fusion

  2012 Subaru Legacy 4-door Sedan H4 Auto 2.5i Premium Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Fusion
MSRP
$19,995
$20,705
Invoice $18,926 $19,381
MPG
City/Highway
18/31 17/36
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form. Read Full Review The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Steering and handling
  • All-weather ability
  • Refined, quiet interior
  • Acceleration (2.5GT and 3.6R)
  • Roomy backseat

Dislikes:

  • Still no Bluetooth in base model
  • CVT aside, unimpressive fuel economy
  • Materials in top 3.6R should be better

Likes:

  • A standout in a sometimes bland crowd
  • Good fit and finish
  • Soaring gas mileage numbers from the Hybrid
  • Firm, fine ride and handling

Dislikes:

  • On the smaller end of the family-car scale
  • No paddles for shifting Fusion Sport's transmission
  • Smaller V-6 groans when pushed
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