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Pros: A lot to list. In particular, the info screen, dashboard, overall appearance, inline 6cyl. engine, 250hp
Cons: No 12v outlets for radar detector/portable GPS. Blind spots in sideview mirrors.
Advice: Test drive one... it'll make an impression.Test drove and bought one. It's truly an amazing ride, filled with safety and luxury features any driver could want or need. This vehicle handles extremely well and drives like a dream. It has a beautiful interior which is extremely comfortable.
Pros: Red night time lighting
Cons: seat belt warning system even in park with door open
Advice: Buy it!Love it! Power and luxury combined....great features and design
Pros: Interior design
Advice: If you want German quality and attributes for a fair price, this is the vehicle.This is the best handling SUV on the market, even better than the BMW X5. A great alternative to the glut of Lexus RX's, Acura/Honda-MDX/Pilot's, and Nissan Murano, etc. The best AWD system of any of them. The best interior. Subaru took all that they learned in making the excellent but under recognized SVX Luxury Sports car from 92-97, and applied it to this vehicle, but in a package that was much more in line with what the typical Subaru customer needs. This is a Japanese designed car, using German build attributes, highly engineered, yet still sourced (even the boxer six engine) and assembled in America. What more could one want from an SUV?
Pros: The dash board at night well organized
Cons: the mgp thought that was a little low
Advice: test drive it and you will see what I'm talking aboutThis is my 4th Subaru the last being 2002 Outback VDC I am so happy that I have finally something else to choose other than a stationwgn,I don't know where to begin I was one of the first to purchase the TB-9 from my dealer everything on the vehicle is on the MONEY.Comfort ride looks every time I go to the mall with my wife someone comes over and says MAN WHAT A NICE LOOKING ride,just really very happy with the product,it really is a well made auto many standard safety features.
Pros: Quiet Ride
Cons: Drinks Gas like no tomorrow
Advice: Check your brake pedal!This vehicle comes with alot of bells and whistles as a standard. The Tribeca has a surprising quiet smooth ride, great sound system in the limited and navi package. I have had some issues with the brake pedal. It seems to vibrate. I have had alot of cars and none has ever done so like this. This only started after I did a hard stop one evening. Now when you start the car and in park you can feel a vibration from the pedal. With the A/C on its worse. This goes away somewhat after you drive it for 1/2 hour or so. Does not matter what time of day. By the way, the dealer thinks I'm nuts when I bring it up to them.
Pros: 4200 pound spacious SUV tries to act like a sports car! And succeeds if you push it.
Cons: Front & rear body styling (uugh), tiny glove box.
Advice: You can compare carefully to the competition or just take a long test drive... Be prepared to buy it.I don't much like Subarus, personally. I did everything I could to avoid buying this one by test driving or carefully evaluating all of its competitors. Here is an almost full size SUV with a good dose of Sport, Utility and Luxury. It handles very nicely on tight, steep, winding mountain roads. Steering at highway speeds is quick and precise, providing much confidence in emergency maneuvers. A very reasonable amount of HP (250) and torque will get you past the the 2-lane slow-poke, no problem. Automatic trans has both 'sport' mode and 'manual' shifting, making this crossover fun to drive. The 8.4' ground clearance gives you plenty of 'off road' utility. Symmetrical AWD gives you plenty of 'all weather' capability. 255/55/18 tires, 18' wheels contribute to excellent handling. It has a surprisingly quiet ride and very smooth shifting. Luxurious,very comfortable, contemporary interior, carries all the doo-dad features as its competitors. Plenty of room in the 5 passenger. Lots of well thought out details in the design, both inside and out. Very nice interior layout & easy to read gauges. Not like any Subaru I've ever seen.
Pros: Overal design excluding the front and the build quality.
Cons: front grille :(
Advice: Look at the safety features and the amount of space(width) in the rear.My wife and I just bought our first SUV. We had every intention of buying the Honda Pilot, but decided to test drive several suv's before we made our decision. The Pilot was excellent but the lack of side air bags for the third row concerned me. After test driving a few other models we tried the Tribeca out of curiousity. I admit that the front grille takes some getting use to. I keep telling myself that it's an Alfa Romeo design. But once we drove it we loved it. From the moment you close the doors it reminds you of a german car. Very solid and well made. You really have to handwash it to appreciate how well it's put together. We purchased the 7-seater with the premium cloth since we have two children and I enjoy this vehicle very much. I can't wait for the Chicago winter.