2008 Subaru Tribeca Review | Car Reviews and news at CarReview.com

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2008 Subaru Tribeca

Driving Impressions

From the I opened the door, I was impressed. seats, luxurious and spacious and great visibility. There is head room that the car an airy feel. The throttle was a bit so coming off the line is a bit herky-jerky, but it a feeling that the car is light on feet.

Side mirrors a bit too large and blocked the view my wife (who is 5’ 1”) was particularly with this.

It is hard to believe that the company that builds the and “frisky” Impreza makes car. The Tribeca is much solid; doors are very and closed with a thunk. The is impressive.

One small exception is the the gorgeous pearlescent white seemed very thin and was already a scratch on the hood went down to the metal.

Comfort and Ergonomics

The stage of the Tribeca is the massive console and symmetrical sweeping Looks like Star Subaru touts it as having an winning interior” and I have to

The touch-screen GPS navigation system is … center with controls cascading below. a nice combination of easy to use dials plus electronic

The optional back up camera is all tall vehicles like should have back up as standard equipment; this is a safety feature, especially around children. One nit-during the drive, there was a period of sun over wet roads; the reflected occasionally rendered the back up useless, but this problem is a corner case.

Perhaps the best feature was the easy-to-use rear seat DVD My 5 year old daughter LOVED car because of this feature; never seen her so excited to go for a The wireless head phones simple to turn on (she it out before me!).

They operate with AA I wonder how long they typically last.

The most problem with the Tribeca is the row seating. It is disappointingly tight. a shame because the second row leg room for the third row seats.

In you can slide the second row FORWARD to even more room to the row. But the third row is small and really, only for small

The Tribeca had one extra feature deserves comment. Included in the storage area is a handy light that plugs in to the power outlet. Nice


The 2008 model an 11 hp improvement, to 256 hp and 32 foot pounds torque, to 247. This is to give good acceleration-from a or while passing. Edmunds 0-60 times of 7.8 seconds, seemed accurate. Under throttle, the engine can be noisy but 2/3rds is actually quiet and

The fuel economy was reasonable; I 18 mpg, higher than the 16 for city driving.

For a mid-sized the handling was very impressive. The was surprisingly flat and borderline It was much more pleasurable to than the recently driven MDX and much more sporty the 2006 Toyota Highlander.

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