Compare 2012 Jeep Patriot vs 2012 Scion xB vs 2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Jeep Patriot
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2012 Scion xB
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2012 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $21,956 $22,780
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $24,327 $25,330
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,450 $17,745
Patriot FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $19,132 $19,745
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 23 29 $22,681 $23,560
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,805 $15,995
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $16,387 $17,250
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic Release Series 9.0 22 28 $18,107 $19,060
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $15,485 $16,300
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual Release Series 9.0 22 28 $17,205 $18,110
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,580 $21,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,905 $26,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,214 $26,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,888 $22,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,869 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,178 $24,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,094 $27,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,403 $28,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,407 $27,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $27,992 $29,895
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,489 $20,595
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $19,798 $20,895
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,960 $23,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,269 $23,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,956
$16,387
$20,580
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,780
$17,250
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$288 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compelling choice for its versatile interior, maneuverability, and strong list of features—with just a bit of weekend-warrior ruggedness—but it's woefully short on refinement or sophistication. Trendy or odd, the Scion xB jams plenty of space and versatility into its compact footprint. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Small Station Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle - AWD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 52.7 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.0 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.0 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 110.9 107.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 46.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.8 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 41.2 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.7 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 40.7 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 102.4 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
27.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 69.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 167.3 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.8 63.4 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.0 69.9 68.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.4 - TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.2 11.6 33.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.0 - TBD - 42.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 14.0 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 34.8 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/55R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TTU NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/55R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TTU NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD - 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD - 240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD - 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD - 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3273 3084 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Compact
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 162 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 158 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - 0.39 3.94 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.41 1.00
Trans Type
1 4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.15 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.20 1.55
Trans Order Code
DAV NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
6.12 2.74 4.44
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Scion xB Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.8 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 (2011) 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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