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2012 Tiguan

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Each year, Consumer Guide Automotive editors test drive and evaluate nearly every vehicle sold in the United States. Together, the editors rate each vehicle 1–10 in the following categories: Acceleration, Fuel Economy, Ride Quality, Steering/Handling/Braking, Quietness, Controls, Details, Room/Comfort/Driver Seating (front), Room/Comfort (rear), Cargo Room, and Value Within Class.

The editors add those numbers to produce a total rating score for each vehicle. Below are the total rating scores for all 2012 compact SUVs (excluding luxury cars). Click the name of the car for a detailed review of that vehicle. Or simply check out The Consumer Guide to 2012 Compact SUVs.

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1. Volkswagen Tiguan
Base MSRP: $22,840; Consumer Guide Rating: 77

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2. Honda CR-V
Base MSRP: $22,295; Consumer Guide Rating: 72

2012 Honda CR-V

 

2. Hyundai Tucson
Base MSRP: $19,045;  Consumer Guide Rating: 72

2012 Hyundai Tucson

4. Subaru Forester
Base MSRP: $20,595; Consumer Guide Rating: 70

2012 Subaru Forester

5. Suzuki Grand Vitara
Base MSRP: $19,499; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

5. Toyota RAV4
Base MSRP: $21,925; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

2012 Toyota RAV4

7. Kia Sportage    Base MSRP: $18,500; Consumer Guide Rating: 65

8. Ford Escape    Base MSRP: $21,240; Consumer Guide Rating: 64

9. Mini Countryman    Base MSRP: $21,650; Consumer Guide Rating: 61

10. Nissan Rogue    Base MSRP: $21,530; Consumer Guide Rating: 59

11. Jeep Compass    Base MSRP: $19,295; Consumer Guide Rating: 58

11. Jeep Patriot    Base MSRP: $15,995; Consumer Guide Rating: 58

13. Jeep Liberty    Base MSRP: $23,360; Consumer Guide Rating: 56

13. Mitsubishi Outlander    Base MSRP: $22,345; Consumer Guide Rating: 56

15. Jeep Wrangler    Base MSRP: $22,045; Consumer Guide Rating: 49

16. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited    Base MSRP: $25,545; Consumer Guide Rating: 49

17. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport    Base MSRP: $18,495; Consumer Guide Rating: 48

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