Used 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Pros & Cons

  • Alfa-inspired bodywork, stylish interior, lots of standard and optional features.
  • Feels sluggish when fully loaded, coarse power delivery, lack of rear legroom, one of the pricier choices in this segment.
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2007
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2007
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$8,975

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Thanks to its unusual styling, Subaru's first real SUV stands apart from the midsize crossover crowd, but the 2007 B9 Tribeca's subpar acceleration and cramped cabin are significant disadvantages in this highly competitive class.

Vehicle overview

Now in its second year, the Subaru B9 Tribeca is a midsize crossover SUV. Besides being the obvious answer to the future trivia question: "What automobile was named after a bingo call and a Manhattan neighborhood?" the B9 happens to be Subaru's first midsize sport-utility. Bigger than the Forester and taller than the wagon-based Outback, it's meant to be a viable alternative to established crossover offerings like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano, as well as true SUVs like the Volkswagen Touareg.

Thanks to its standard all-wheel drive, distinct looks and fairly upscale interior, the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca largely succeeds on that mission. The B9's interior is trimmed with lots of luxurious-looking bits and is comfortable, for the most part. It is available in a seven-passenger configuration, but the optional third row should be regarded as a place for kids only. Unfortunately, even the second row is tight for adults. Overall, other vehicles in this segment do a better job of accommodating larger loads of passengers and cargo.

Another significant downside to the Subaru Tribeca is that its 3.0-liter flat-6 is merely adequate in terms of power, and that's just with the driver aboard. Adding a full load of family members taxes the engine, which becomes noisy and rough.

Subaru fans hoping for the SUV equivalent of a fierce WRX, or even a Legacy GT, might be a little disappointed by this aspect. And as competitive as this segment is, this, along with its cramped cabin, is enough to keep it from being a top player among midsize crossover SUVs. But if you like Subarus and desire something a little different (Honda sells close to 10 Pilots for every B9), it's worth a look.

Subaru B9 Tribeca models

A midsize crossover SUV, the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca comes in two trim levels, base and Limited, and buyers can choose five- or seven-passenger versions of either. Standard features on the five-passenger base model include power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, a sliding 60/40-split second-row seat and a sunroof. Seven-passenger versions add a 50/50-split folding third-row seat, heated front seats and rear climate controls. Step up to the Limited on both the five- and seven-passenger versions and you'll get extras such as leather seating, a 160-watt stereo with six-disc CD changer and memory settings for the two front seats as standard equipment. Notable options include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a navigation system with rear parking camera.

2007 Highlights

The 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca crossover SUV is largely unchanged. All models now come pre-wired for XM satellite radio, and there's a new auxiliary jack for connecting portable MP3 players. Additionally B9 Limiteds now have a driver and front-passenger seat memory feature as standard and, as part of the optional navigation system, a rearview camera. Finally, there are a few new options, such as a remote starter and rear parking sensors. On the safety front, an anti-rollover system is now standard, as is brake assist.

Performance & mpg

The Subaru B9 Tribeca is powered by a 3.0-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. It produces 245 horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. All B9 Tribecas are all-wheel drive. Under normal circumstances the power is split 45/55, with the bias being toward the rear wheels.

Safety

In addition to Subaru's all-wheel-drive system, every 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca comes with a rollover-sensing program that redirects power and braking efforts if the car detects that a rollover is imminent. Traction control, stability control and ABS with brake assist are also standard. Front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags round out the standard safety features. In government crash tests the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca scored five stars (the top rating) for protection of occupants in both frontal and side impacts.

Driving

Unfortunately, the B9 doesn't feel particularly sporty and acceleration is adequate at best, with zero to 60 mph coming up in a sluggish 9.5 seconds. Additionally, the engine sounds noisy and rough when it's working hard. On the other hand, the Tribeca's highway ride is smooth and the cabin remains quiet. In short, this midsize crossover SUV is an acceptable choice for road trips but not so great for tackling a favorite mountain pass in record time.

Interior

The B9 Tribeca's interior is filled with quality materials and has a distinct upscale look. However, the way some controls are arranged is curious and sometimes awkward. On the other hand, we like the central display screen that shows climate control and audio information, and this feature comes with the Tribeca whether you order the navigation system or not. Legroom is lacking for third-row passengers, and even those in the second row might feel a little cramped -- a rear-facing infant seat just fits. With the rear seats lowered, there are 74 cubic feet of cargo available.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
50 total reviews
5 star reviews: 76%
4 star reviews: 16%
3 star reviews: 2%
2 star reviews: 4%
1 star reviews: 2%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75/5 stars, I love this car!
Krista,
Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I've had my new '07 Tribeca for a month now, and I absolutely love it. I shopped the Nissan Murano, and Lexus RX330, but ultimately had to go with the Tribeca. It's got a 3rd row (which fits adults comfortably, despite some reviews I read), which neither Nissan nor Lexus even offer. Plus I could get leather, dvd back-up camera and nav for thousands less than the Murano or RX330. This car is fun to drive, it has plenty of power. The only downside is the gas mileage has been awful, I'm averaging 16 mpg, with a mix of highway and around town (with air on, it's been hot!). Plus the tank only holds 16 gallons, so fill-ups are frequent. Overall, this car looks and feels very luxurious.
5/5 stars, B9 Tribeca w/ Nav
wxman475,
Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
It's certainly the one of a kind SUV - powerful, solid, luxury & fun to drive. Looking for a premium quality SUV for some time, I was initially interested in ACURA RDX and test drove that many times. RDX, besides pricey, turned out to be too small compared to Tribeca, especially the tight back seat and small cargo area; it's also way too noisy when speeding up from low speed. Tribeca, on the other hand, feels more solid when turning & smoother speeding up. Some people complained about the gas mileage. I'm getting 21.5 to 23.9 mi/gal combined local and highway in the DC area. For an SUV this size with AWD, I'm happy. Sport shift is certainly helpful to gain speedy pass when needed-easy to use.
4/5 stars, Bought with 179000 miles!
Justin,
7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this with high miles. Yes it needed some maintenance. As do all high mileage cars. Fixed a few things and it runs amazing. So quick and nimble in traffic yet you can go anywhere with the Subaru AWD system. 3rd row is perfect for the tight situations and the interior is ahead of its time. Everything looks bland compared to this car. Flat six runs for ever if you take care of it.
5/5 stars, Great vehicle
SubiNewby,
Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
This was my first Subaru...got this vehicle for my wife because of the safety aspects, but we both love it. This is a luxury vehicle at an affordable price. I can't recommend it enough. Good low end torque, with a little less response on the highway. Corners without leaning, haven't had a chance to put the AWD to test. Interior is top-notch and very comfortable, including for back seat passengers. 3rd row is a joke, which is why we purchased the 5 passenger version. We chose this over X3, Murano, Highland, CR-V and CX-7.


Features & Specs

Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int.3.0L 6cyl 5A
MPG 16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
245 hp @ 6600 rpm
Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int.3.0L 6cyl 5A
MPG 16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
245 hp @ 6600 rpm
Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int.3.0L 6cyl 5A
MPG 16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
245 hp @ 6600 rpm
Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Beige Int.3.0L 6cyl 5A
MPG 16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
245 hp @ 6600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated


FAQ

Is the Subaru B9 Tribeca a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2007 B9 Tribeca both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Subaru B9 Tribeca fuel economy, so it's important to know that the B9 Tribeca gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the B9 Tribeca ranges from 37.6 to 8.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Subaru B9 Tribeca. Learn more

Is the Subaru B9 Tribeca reliable?

To determine whether the Subaru B9 Tribeca is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the B9 Tribeca. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the B9 Tribeca's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2007 B9 Tribeca is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca?

The least-expensive 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca is the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $29,995.

Other versions include:

  • Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $32,495
  • Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $32,495
  • Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $37,295
  • Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $37,295
  • Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $33,495
  • Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $33,495
  • 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $29,995
  • 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $31,995
  • Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $35,495
  • Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $34,495
  • Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $34,495
  • Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $35,495
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What are the different models of Subaru B9 Tribeca?

If you're interested in the Subaru B9 Tribeca, the next question is, which B9 Tribeca model is right for you? B9 Tribeca variants include Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), and Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A). For a full list of B9 Tribeca models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Used 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Overview

The Used 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca is offered in the following submodels: B9 Tribeca SUV. Available styles include Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), and Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A).

What do people think of the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2007 B9 Tribeca 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2007 B9 Tribeca.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca?

2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,120. The average price paid for a new 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $29,120 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $29,120 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $4,000.

The average savings for the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is 87.9% below the MSRP.

2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,620. The average price paid for a new 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $28,608 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $28,608 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $4,012.

The average savings for the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is 87.7% below the MSRP.

2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,920. The average price paid for a new 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $33,249 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $33,249 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $4,671.

The average savings for the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is 87.7% below the MSRP.

2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)

The 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,620. The average price paid for a new 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is trending $25,132 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $25,132 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $5,488.

The average savings for the 2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) is 82.1% below the MSRP.

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