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2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Ford Explorer

  2012 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon H4 Auto 2.5i Limited Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Explorer
MSRP
$23,295
$28,280
Invoice $21,939 $26,837
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 17/25
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy. Read Full Review It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Goat-like surefootedness of all-wheel drive
  • Roadholding and handling of a sport sedan
  • Remarkably spacious back seat
  • Affordable base price on standard model
  • Legendary durability

Dislikes:

  • SUV-like styling not to all tastes
  • Equipment is somewhat basic
  • Larger six-cylinder engine hurts MPGs

Likes:

  • Great mix of SUV, crossover cues
  • Cabin is spacious, with plenty of headroom
  • Electric steering is wired for fun
  • MyFord Touch breaks down new tech walls
  • Gas mileage up strongly, EcoBoost or no

Dislikes:

  • A soft-roader with less dirt under its nails
  • MyFord Touch's glitches and learning curve
  • EcoBoost costs more, not less, than V-6
  • Second-row bench seat needs a lifestyle lift
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