I researched heavily against more expensive models: BMW X5, MDX and RX330. The Tribeca beat them all for less and my first 1000 miles have been fun. The car is more comfortable than my 1999 Mercedes ML430 and handles better. The Tribeca also has more horsepower than the X5 and top safety ratings from safercar.gov. In its first weather test for me it flew up an ice covered hill that other cars were stuck on.
Pick-up, MP3 capability, handling on ice, tip-tronic steering is fun and gives more control, de-icer on everything, great cargo space with 3rd row down, not many people have one yet!
Satellite radio, bigger rear view mirror, gas mileage, 3rd row seat leg room flexibility, glove box size, controls on steering wheel get hit accidentally,