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Pros: The whole driving experience
Cons: Gas tank on passenger's side
Advice: Dont' test drive it if you don't want to buy it.OK - the nose takes some getting used to, but the ride is the best I've ever experienced. It simply floats over the, bur responsively. Plenty of power for responsible driving. This is the quietest vehicle I've ever driven. No defects noted whatsoever, and everything is standard - dual zone heat and air, power seats, heated mirrors and wiper grid.
Pros: The interior dash although very different is VERY easy to use
Cons: No memory seats or smart keys. 3 row seats are a waste
Advice: Wait for the rebates and good financing. That's what I intend to do.Drove both the 7-passenger ltd. and the 5-passenger ltd. The drive was smooth and acceleration was good, better than the RX330 or Murano SL. This is a vehicle that will come out of nowhere and create some nice competition amongst other vehicles in its class.
Pros: We like it so well that we don't have a favorite
Cons: The doors do not lock automatically when the b9 moves. This an important security measure.
Advice: Look at the competition first to fully realize how good this b9 is.We drove it---We loved it--We bought it and love it. The only exception being the lack of door locks, please note below.
Pros: Ride comfort
Cons: Third row seating limitations
Advice: Test drive one, and you won't want to give it back!Pros: Upscale; quiet, smooth; responsive; leg/hip room; VDC, airbags standard; multiple seating configurations Cons: H6 3.0 struggles on long inclines; third row entry/exit OK for small kids This car fits my needs very nicely, with plenty of leg and lateral room in the first two rows, a quiet, smooth ride, unique looks, and all the amenities and options of a much more expensive SUV. The entry-exit is much lower and easier than comparably-sized vehicles, although you do sit up high enough to have a very good view of traffic. The driver controls are very user-friendly and easily accessible. The smoothly shifting and peppy H6 engine can supposedly do 0-60 in 8-something seconds, and does very well getting on the freeway and in passing. It could use a bit more power on steep inclines, however. Sport mode (extra 'oomph' for auto tranny) and manual shifting capabilities are a plus. VDC (vehicle dynamics control) and independent suspension also a bonus for driver and passengers alike. Subaru has done a very good job of designing a model that will compete well with anything in this size as well as any upscale mid-size SUV.
Pros: Curved dashboard.
Advice: Drive itMy first SUV and I love it. My 2 year old grandson calls it Grammy's ship. Space ship I think he means. Went to the dealers to buy a Forester and fell in love with the Tribeca. My husband liked it so well he bought one too.
Pros: Dash Layout and the turn signals in the side-mirrors.
Cons: I think the auto-dimming mirror with compass should have come standard on the Limited.
Advice: If you have a growing family - and demand a great AWD system - this is the one!!This is my 4-year-old's Tribeca. I am lucky enough to be his 'chauffer.' This is my 3rd Subie and our family's 6th. I LOVE the 'Manu-Matic'! The engine can be as responsive as you like: velvety-smooth in automatic, more aggressive in Sport, or you control it directly. It firmly grips the road; handles and brakes with confidence. It is comfortable and quiet! And I know it will make the hairpin turn and 35 degree incline for my driveway in any kind of weather! I feel very secure driving my growing family in it. Also, the step-in height is just perfect for each member of the family.