It's Sayonara for the Subaru Tribeca


  • 2013 Subaru Tribeca Picture

    2013 Subaru Tribeca Picture

    Production of the Subaru Tribeca will end in January. | October 21, 2013

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.

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