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
Chevrolet Traverse and
Hyundai Santa Fe in technology, fuel economy and feature availability while still commanding a nearly $35,000 starting price.
For 2013, the
Subaru Tribeca is offered only in Limited trim, and a new brake override system is added this year. The system cuts engine power when both the brake and accelerator are depressed at the same time.