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2012 Suzuki SX4

2012 Subaru Impreza

  2011 Suzuki SX4 SportBack 2012 Subaru Impreza
MSRP
$13,849
$17,495
Invoice $13,294 $16,734
MPG
City/Highway
22/33 25/36
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Suzuki SX4 remains the lowest-priced car with all-wheel drive, and it's one of the best small-car values for the money. Read Full Review Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative. Read Full Review
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  • Value for the money
  • Cheap, but fun to drive
  • Comfortable ride
  • All-wheel drive for $17k

Dislikes:

  • Gas mileage
  • Coarse engine note
  • Tight cargo space (hatchback)

Likes:

  • Gas mileage is up 30 percent
  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Drama-free, neutral handling
  • Large hatch and trunk openings
  • New styling is vastly improved

Dislikes:

  • Not the quietest compact in the field
  • Interior materials are nicer, but some trim still looks cheap
  • Subaru trails in infotainment options
  • If you don't need AWD, you get it anyway
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