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It's Sayonara for the Subaru Tribeca


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Just the Facts:
  • It's the end of the line for the Subaru Tribeca, with the Japanese automaker telling Edmunds that production will end in January.
  • "We have confirmed we will return to the three-row segment in the future," wrote Michael McHale, a Subaru of America spokesman.
  • The 2014 Subaru Tribeca is offered solely as a Limited model, with pricing starting at $35,745.

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — It's the end of the line for the Subaru Tribeca, with the Japanese automaker telling Edmunds that production will end in January.

"We have confirmed we will return to the three-row segment in the future," wrote Michael McHale, a Subaru of America spokesman, in response to an e-mailed query on Saturday.

McHale said he could not provide any more details on the future vehicle.

The seven-passenger 2014 Subaru Tribeca crossover is offered solely as a Limited model, with pricing starting at $35,745, including an $825 destination charge.

The Tribeca, which dropped the B9 portion of its name in 2007, struggled to compete against such stalwarts as the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse.

In Subaru's September sales report, the Tribeca lagged behind other models in the lineup. Only 1,247 Tribecas were sold in the first nine months of 2013, compared to 90,073 Outbacks in the same time period.

Edmunds described the Tribeca as the "worst seven-passenger SUV," noting that the "third-row seat can only accommodate children," while "adults can fit in many of its competitors' rearmost spaces."

Edmunds says: Here's hoping that Subaru will come up with a better solution for its next three-row crossover.

Comments

  • metalmania metalmania Posts:

    Here's hoping that Subaru finds a design direction that actually comes up with good looking cars again. The Outback is a good car but ugh, handsome it isn't. I liked the previous generation Legacy a lot more than this one too. The interiors aren't bad and the engineering under the skin is solid but the exteriors are bland at best (except for the BRZ). It's not like they're the only player with AWD in the non-luxury market anymore either.

  • morey000 morey000 Posts:

    Edmunds described the Tribeca as the "worst seven-passenger SUV," noting that the "third-row seat can only accommodate children," That's a pretty dumb comment. Tribeca got it right for a lot of families. It's not a 7 passenger vehicle. It's a 5+2. The Traverse/enclave/Durango are huge boats in comparison. Plus, you can't take them off road, and a Grand Cherokee doesn't have those other 2 seats.

  • 300zxguy 300zxguy Posts:

    MPG is a real weak point of Tribeca, that didn't help sales any.

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