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2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Subaru Forester

  2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$22,650
$20,595
Invoice $21,178 $19,489
MPG
City/Highway
19/28 19/27
Rating
6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. Read Full Review The 2012 Subaru Forester is tough, all-weather-capable, and one of the best-handling compact crossovers--plus, a blast to drive in XT turbo form--but an old-tech automatic transmission and econo-caliber interior remain letdowns. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration (V-6)
  • Relatively fuel-efficient

Dislikes:

  • Very small third row
  • Side-hinged rear hatch
  • Rear-mounted spare
  • A dated design within this class

Likes:

  • Utilitarian exterior
  • Excellent handling
  • All-weather surefootedness
  • Strong acceleration (XT)

Dislikes:

  • Widely spaced gears (4-sp auto)
  • Chintzy cabin materials
  • Small, flat front seats
  • No Bluetooth on base model
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