I'm a Subaru newbie. Made the decision to move away from Toyota in favor of the Tribeca based on its looks and features. Having now traveled in the car for over 1000 miles here are my gripes: 1) The steering wheel mounted audio controls are poorly placed. I seem to always change the radio station every time I make a hard turn. 2) Poor gas mileage. Averaging 18.6 highway miles per gallon. 3) I feel no difference from regular drive mode to 'Sport' mode. 4) Fit and Finish on the leather seats is poor. Lots of bunched up spots. 5) Not enough small storage room for sunglasses, wallet, Garmin, etc... 6) The Good-Year tires that it came with stink in the snow! 7) Audio controls are layed out odd
Heated Seats Nice. Design of front seating compartments make you feel like you're in a kayak. Exterior/Interior design gives the feel/look of a much higher priced car. Rear Backup Camera in the Rear-View mirror is sharp and the lines that help you maneuver into a parking spot are smart.
Needs better gas mileage and more passing oomph. Move the Steering wheel Audio controls to a place that doesn't get easily hit. Heating system always seems to need to be constantly fussed with even when the thermostat is set and you have it an automatic, especially in the winter.
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