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2012 Toyota Venza

2012 Subaru Outback

  2012 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon I4 FWD XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Subaru Outback 4-door Wagon H4 Auto 2.5i Limited Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$27,425
$23,295
Invoice $25,095 $21,939
MPG
City/Highway
18/27 18/29
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want. 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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Likes:

  • Seating comfort
  • Versatility
  • Gas mileage (four-cylinder)
  • Smooth, inoffensive styling

Dislikes:

  • Road noise
  • Vague steering
  • Uninspiring materials, trims

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
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