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For 2010, the five-passenger model is dropped from the lineup, while heated seats and a new rear air conditioning unit are made standard on all models. Limited and Touring trims receive a new 385-watt harman/kardon 10-speaker audio system, with Touring trims additionally receiving HID headlamps, a power moonroof, a rear backup camera and seven-spoke alloy wheels.
For brand loyalists, perhaps the most important thing about the 2014 Subaru Tribeca is that it's a Subaru. As the automaker's largest and most expensive vehicle, the 7-passenger Tribeca SUV offers families who have outgrown their Outback or Forester a way to move up. The Tribeca is notable for its standard 6-cylinder boxer engine and sophisticated all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which enable this 3-row SUV to be a tenacious handler in slick and snowy conditions. However, the aging Tribeca trails rivals such as the Nissan Pathfinder, Chevrolet Traverse and Hyundai Santa Fe in technology, fuel economy and feature availability while still commanding a nearly $35,000 starting price.
By sinderz on Friday, April 05, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Cons: "expensive, needs some tweaking"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"This car has been reliable - especially in our Wisconsin winters. The 3rd row seating is great for kids, but not comfortable for adults. Has held up well with the wear and tear that kids put on vehicles. The only gripe I have is that the bushings needed replacement at 40,000 miles. perhaps the never-end road construction caused it, however I never had to replace bushings on a car that "young" before. the other gripe is the heat shield keeps coming loose and causing a rattling sound. Dealership tightened it up, but another tightening will cause the screws to strip and will require a replacement at almost $400! Subaru, fix this and the bunk bushings and you have a really decent vehicle."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By killjoy on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "its great"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"All I ever see about this vehicle are bad reviews on Yahoo or some other internet rag saying the styling is outdated, it is unoriginal, etc. All I see are other vehicles that have taken the same styling cues from the Tribeca that is supposedly such a bad vehicle. Sure, it only gets between 18-21mpg, but what other SUVs get better? I feel that the AWD feature of all Subarus is superior to anything that other manufacturers have and it has been very dependable. The engine is based on an industrial model so it will last a very long time. The only issue I had is with the power steering unit leaking and they repaired it under warranty. I have driven this in all types of weather and across all terrains from sand to mountains. This is the second Subaru that I have owned, and I would be willing to buy another when this one finally wears out (not for a long time!!) In my opinion, all you have to do is keep up with regular maintenance and change the transmission fluid regularly (do not take it to get flushed!!!)."
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By tierramadre on Saturday, August 11, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "great value for price, drives great"
Cons: "plastics appointments break easily"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have had my Tribeca for 4 years and I love getting into it everyday, but... there are little things that have bugged me. The windshield cracked one day for no reason just after it passed the 3 year warranty mark. The seats are hard to clean (DO NOT GET THE TAN COLOR if you have kids!) and the leather is much cheaper than the XC90 and the Highlander we have had in the past. Also, some interior appointments (with plastic) broke easily. Overall, I enjoy the interior cabin and I like the nighttime light display. I like the exterior look much better than all other 7 seater cars in this price range. Even with all the little things that bug me, I am considering getting another one. It drives way better that the XC90 in my experience (more aerodynamic and responsive on the road)."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful