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2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  2012 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon H4 Auto 2.5i Limited Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
MSRP
$23,295
$27,195
Invoice $21,939 $26,803
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 12/23
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
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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 The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee only gets better this year with the addition of the SRT8's thundering HEMI V-8. 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:

  • Tasteful, upscale look
  • Spacious, refined cabin
  • Choice among all-wheel-drive systems
  • Advanced infotainment features
  • Oh, did we forget the SRT8 edition?

Dislikes:

  • Not quite as crisp-looking as Jeeps past
  • Boomy exhaust from V-6
  • Needs Chrysler's new eight-speed automatic
  • No seven-seat version, yet
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