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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2012 Subaru Outback

  2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2012 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon H4 Auto 2.5i Limited Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $18,862 $21,939
19/26 18/29
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Bottom Line The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a bargain of a crossover for someone looking for a feature-packed, off-roadable vehicle that's not too concerned with cargo space. Read Full Review 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
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  • Good leg room
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Better-than-average off-road ability
  • Strong value with plenty of standard equipent


  • Poor cargo space
  • Underpowered four-cylinder
  • Sometimes choppy ride


  • 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


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