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Used Subaru B9 Tribeca

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About Subaru B9 Tribeca

Subaru's spin on the crossover SUV weds the company's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System to a seven-passenger vehicle wrapped in a sleek shell. The B9 Tribeca is based on the Legacy/Outback platform, but features a longer wheelbase and a wider track. Unlike many crossovers, the B9 Tribeca can actually tackle some pretty tough terrain, with over eight inches of ground clearance and an all-wheel-drive system that can route power between the front and rear wheels, depending on which set has the best traction. Although it can't tow as heavy a load as a traditional body-on-frame SUV, the B9 Tribeca does excel in the areas of passenger safety, comfort and economy.

Consumer Reviews

Awesome Ride - Cockpit Sleek

By on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

"I love this car! The most important feature is being able to raise the drivers seat up high enough to make it feel like your in a higher vehicle. The dashboard is gorgeous! It looks like an airplane cockpit and at night it looks really cool. The air-conditioner and heating works perfectly to cool quickly and in winter heats up fast! The heated seats are so warm and comfy it makes it hard to leave the car. The sunroof is large and opens completely and also tilts up. Great sound system. Lots of places to put things. It is just a perfect car. I can plug in my iPhone or iPod and it plays through the speakers. This is a geeks dream car. The oversized side mirrors can be problematic in narrow garages, but just be careful! I've replaced one twice. I love the backup camera and it is extremely helpful for safety."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great, but had Paint Issues

By on Sunday, July 20, 2008

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"I bought my car new in 2006. I loved the interior and the fact that it had a 3rd row seat, I was sold. It is very comfortable and great for a family of 4 especially when transporting other kids around (say up to 4 kids). The third row is tight, but works for small people and has seat belts for car seats. The 3rd row also comes in handy when you have older parents who want to ride with you say to dinner, (throw the little ones in the back and off you go). I had a problem with the sway belt bearrings, but that was fixed under warranty. Also, beware of the pearly champagne color, mine is clouding all over the place under the clear coat. Subaru has looked at it and has determined that it is a paint defect. Mine is getting painted next week also under the warranty. Come to find out there was another Tribeca the same color with the same problem, so look closely if you have a Tribeca in that color and get to Subaru B4 you reach 36K. Aside from that I love this car and plan to keep it. Great in the snow too! Gas ranks about the same as other cars in it's class. Requires medium grade, for the 06. I use regular sometimes, but the acceleration can be slow and I think you may get more mpg if you use the middle, so it probably pays off in the end. If I had a family of 5 then I would have to have a van, but again, perfect for the family of 4 (and really don't want to drive a van). This is a mom's Point of View, which is always useful. Oh, the 2006 has a few bad blind sponts, but that has been fixed in the 2008 along with the medium grade gas requirement in the 2006 too. I test drove the 08 to see the difference and its good, but will keep my 06."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Fantastic Value

By on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"My wife and I purchased an '06 B9 Tribeca 5-Passenger Limited model a little over 2 years ago. I must say that this has been the best all-around sport utility vehicle we have ever purchased. Living in Chicago, we have had our fair share of snow, pot-wholes, and bad weather, and this car has handled it like a champ! Subaru's Symetrical all-wheel drive system is second to no one. In two years, we have not had one single problem of any kind with the vehicle. I have only had to take it in for general maintenance, and that is it. The over-all interior design, build quality, comfort and value of this vehicle can not be matched by anything on the market. My only gripe comes in the way of the of the engine. The 3.0L boxer six makes more than sufficient power for my wife, however I would have liked a bit more low end torque in the car. You really have to rev it to get serious power, and the engine does rev freely; the net effect is reduced fuel economy though. Driven normally however, fuel economy is not bad at all We consistently get about 17 in the city (not bad for a full time all-wheel drive automobile that weighs more than 2 tons). We took a chance on the new Tribeca, and it has paid off and then some. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. One other thing, I would challenge anyone to find a safer SUV on the market than this one. If you want the ultimte protection for your family, check all of the stats and your search will end right here for the best."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful