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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.
There are a number of five and seven-passenger SUVs on the market, so what's so special about the 2008 Subaru Tribeca? For starters, every Tribeca is equipped with an advanced and capable all-wheel-drive system, a comforting thought for those whose daily commutes sometimes include heavy snow and rain. The Tribeca boxer engine lowers the vehicle's center of gravity and improves vehicle stability, and the Tribeca rates well in the government's front- and side-impact crash tests. Finally, the roomy interior coddles its passengers and stimulates its driver with loads of features, while fresh new exterior styling produces a less polarizing appearance.
By TJ (Gaylord, Michigan) on Tuesday, November 27, 2007
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I have always owned GM vehicles for 25+ years and hesitated to look elsewhere. Being a mechanical engineer I literally drove my wife crazy looking at every SUV / crossover out there. We ended up with the Tribeca and have never looked back. Our family (2 kids included) absolutely loves our Tribeca. The interior design is phenominal. It's part of what initially drew us to this vehicle. The safety features of Subaru's sold me right from the start. The handling from this vehicles all wheel drive system in northern Michigan's winter conditions are quite impressive. It's road gripping technology is much better than the Chevy Trailblazer (our last vehicle)...by far. Driving through corners in snowy / icy conditions is impressive. At 25,000 miles...in town 17-19 mpg...highway 23-25 however I have got as high as 27 mpg. My only hestitation, a little better performance which has been addressed on the 2008 model. Overall a great vehicle that we've had for about 1 year. It has been totally reliable. Based on our first year ever owning a Subaru, our next vehicle will definitely be a Subaru...no hesitation what-so-ever. I can't say enough good things about it...Subaru has definitely raised the bar...well done!!!"
33 people out of 33 found this review helpful
By lagirl (LA) on Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I live in the south. There aren't too many Subarus on the road here. The dealership I bought the car from in 2006 has since closed, but I LOVE my Tribeca. I probably shouldn't say this out loud, but I have not had one problem in the past 5 1/2 years with this car. I've kept it up doing the routine maintenance, but that's it. The mileage could be better. I get 22 on the hwy, and 17-18 in the city. That is the biggest con in my mind, but most vehicles of this size are in that range at this point."
18 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By marmelade (Nashville, TN) on Saturday, August 15, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I bought the first B9 Tribeca sold in Nashville TN in May 2005. I choose it over the Honda Pilot (didn't handle as well), the BMW X3 (too jittery on the highway), and the Toyota Highlander (felt like a couch on wheels). I drove it from coast to coast, putting 35000 miles on it in 15 monts and getting as much as 25mpg on the highway, 22.5 overall. In Augusst 2006 I took it in for an oil change and drove out in a new 2006 model! I had no problems whatsoever with the car, just got a great deal on a new one with a navagation system. I now have 41K miles on my second Tribeca, still get a combined mpg of 22.5. I love the way handles (not as nervous as the BMW 3X, as I said, but almost as quick and much less expensive), I love its distinctive style, the security of all-wheel drive, and its safety features. Too bad Consumers Report did not conisder the 5 seat model, the one I have. It has pleanty of room everywehre. This is a perfect car for a young family or for retirees who desire comfort on a long trip. My only complaint is that the motor requires premium gas for best results."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful