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2012 Jeep Liberty 2012 Dodge Journey 2012 Subaru Forester
     
RWD 4dr Sport
  • RWD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Arctic *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Limited Jet
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited Jet
FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SXT
  • AWD 4dr SXT
  • FWD 4dr Crew
  • FWD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr Crew
  • AWD 4dr R/T
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Premium Manual
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5XT Premium
  • 2.5X Touring
  • 2.5XT Touring

Prices

MSRP $23,395 $18,995 $20,595
Invoice $22,722 $18,855 $19,489
Avg. Paid $16,508 $15,379 $18,924

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.4 7.4 8.2
Critics' Rating 6.7 7.9 8.6
Performance 6.4 7.4 8.3
Interior 6.5 7.5 7.9
Operating Cost 7.6 7.8 7.8
Safety 7.2 9.3 9.0
Reliability 2.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Respectable off-road capability
  • Composed handling
  • Powerful available V6 engine
  • Convenient cabin storage bins
  • Large, legible available touch screen
  • Roomy, comfortable seats
  • Composed handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Strong reliability rating
Cons
  • Underpowered engine
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Lackluster handling
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Confusing climate controls
  • Below-average fuel economy for the class
  • Unresponsive automatic transmission
  • Mediocre interior build quality

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/226 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152
MPG 16 City / 22 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.1 113.8 103.0
Length, Overall (in) 176.1 192.4 179.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.2 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 66.6 65.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4076 3818 3250

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 105.6 99.6 107.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.8 41.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 40.8 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.5 56.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.8 52.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.9 40.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 33.6 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.9 55.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 54.4 52.7
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 60.9 67.6 33.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 25.2 39.6 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 5200 173 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 235 @ 4000 166 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 35.5 38.5 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 20.5 16.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front A-Arms MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard