Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV


$5,950 - $9,500
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

2006 Highlights

Subaru introduces its new flagship vehicle, the seven-passenger Subaru B9 Tribeca. It's a car-based SUV designed off a stretched version of the Legacy/Outback platform.

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Pros

  • Seven-passenger seating, standard all-wheel drive, swift acceleration, all essential safety features come standard, most refined Subaru vehicle to date.

Cons

  • Unusual styling may limit mass appeal, less third-row and cargo room than competitors, soft handling, pricey for a Subaru.

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Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV for Sale

Subaru B9 Tribeca 2006 Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Titanium Silver Metallic Slate Gray cloth150,686 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 7-Passenger
List:$6,588
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Subaru B9 Tribeca 2006 85,389 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 Tribeca7-Passenger
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Subaru B9 Tribeca 2006 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Obsidian Black Pearl Desert Beige cloth108,829 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 Tribeca5-Passenger
List:$6,490
Est.Loan: $133/mo
101,355 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 5-Passenger
List:$7,770
Est.Loan: $159/mo
Satin White Pearl Slate Gray cloth158,501 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 5-Passenger
List:$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Obsidian Black Pearl Desert Beige cloth135,076 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 5-Passenger
List:$9,500
Est.Loan: $194/mo
BMW of Annapolis
54.2 mi away
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Seacrest Green Metallic Desert Beige cloth180,000 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 5-Passenger
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Satin White Pearl Desert Beige cloth125,766 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 7-Passenger
List:$6,800
Est.Loan: $139/mo
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Titanium Silver Metallic Slate Gray cloth135,903 miles
Used 2006Subaru B9 TribecaLimited 5-Passenger
List:$5,950
Est.Loan: $122/mo
Cars Trend LLC
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100,819 miles
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Features & Specs

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/DVD, Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige 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/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
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Seating557777755757577777
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
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Horsepower250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm250 hp @ 6600 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Our Experience After 6 Years & 70k Miles
True and unbiased. Picked up our B9 Tribeca in 2009 with 30k miles as a family car for a young, active family. Drawn in by its AWD, NAV, DVD and 7-Passenger seating. Drove until 2015 with 100k miles. Car was mostly reliable until recently when the problems forced us to unload. It originally felt solid, well built, safe, with a quiet interior. Over time, its weaknesses became apparent, and shakes and rattles piled up. I agree with others' headlight complaint. So poor it was dangerous to drive at night. Service is expensive. The car is so rare that dealer service and oil changes are a must. Suspension and drivetrain components started needing replacement by 100k. 100% would not buy again.
Timing Chains break - No support from Subaru
This comment is dated, but I was looking for a recall notice. While your story is not a good one, here is one better. Less than 84000 miles on it when the timing chain fails. That cause the cam gear to fail and the dealer says they don't replace timing chains they replace motrs if they fail Scary I thought. I fix it and $2400 lighter it was running again only to find out that the main bearing was damaged and cannot be fixed. That's why the replace motors. You would think that Subaru would stand behind one of their most expensive models. Nope I am on my own. To them I thank them for eduacating me that I will never trust them again.
Huge Disappointment!
Boy, am I disappointed and angry. This B9 started breaking down at approximately 40,000 miles and has not run properly since, despite four trips to the dealership. I lost all compression and had to have 2 Valve intakes, 2 valve exchanges, 13 o rings, and several gaskets replaced. It took two breakdowns to get this fixed. Now, one cylinder is not functioning. The dealership is not wanting to admit that this is a lemon and replace it as they should. I have contacted the national Subaru corporation for all the good it will do me. Be careful if you buy this auto. You too could get stuck with a lemon.
More About This Model

Move over WRX, there's a new kid on the Subaru block, and it's about to steal your thunder.

Having cleared the performance hurdle with the 227-horsepower WRX and the 300-hp WRX STi, the Japanese automaker is moving on to the midsize SUV market with the 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca, a seven-passenger vehicle designed to go up against the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander.

About the size of a Lexus RX 330, the Tribeca, which goes on sale this summer, is the first Subaru to speak the brand's new design language. With its slight wheel flares, high rear beltline, snubbed front end and airplane-shaped grille, the Tribeca's look isn't for everyone, but it will be for every Subaru. Expect elements of the Tribeca's look to carry to other models.

The Tribeca is also the largest and most expensive Subaru ever, with prices starting at $30,695 for the five-passenger model and topping out at $37,695 for a seven-passenger Tribeca Limited.

An Outback Underneath
Unfortunately encumbered with a double-barreled name — "B" stands for "boxer engine," and nine is an internal chassis designation — the B9 Tribeca is based on a stretched and widened version of the Subaru Outback platform. The new body structure is 22-percent more rigid, with a 55-percent increase in bending stiffness.

That taut structure combines with a revised front suspension and a new double-wishbone rear suspension, which replaces the Outback's multilink setup, to provide a compliant ride. The Tribeca easily soaks up bumps, even over a rutted stretch of dirt and gravel road.

Power and Weight
Like all Subarus, the Tribeca is offered with only all-wheel drive. Power comes from the same 3.0-liter horizontally opposed "boxer" six-cylinder engine found in the Outback. It's rated at 250 hp and 219 pound-feet of torque.

The engine is mated to a highly modified version of the Outback's five-speed automatic transmission equipped with SportShift to allow manual shifting. Past experience in the Outback found its shifter continuously hunting for gears during mountainous driving. This was not the case in the Tribeca, its transmission held a low gear steadily during steep ascents, without early upshifts.

Even with the Tribeca's substantial weight of 4,200-plus pounds, it's never at a loss for power. There's plenty of midrange muscle and the Subie easily tackled a lengthy, steep hill climb during a light off-road exercise.

Steering, however, was a bit light for a vehicle of such girth, which accentuates the Tribeca's heft. On the road, this feels like a big, heavy truck.

EPA ratings have not been released, but during our 100-mile test-drive, the trip computer calculated our consumption at 20.7 miles per gallon.

Safety Comes Standard
On the Subaru B9 Tribeca, everything relevant to safety is standard, including four-channel/four-sensor antilock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).

Also standard are traction and stability controls, seat-mounted side-impact airbags and dual-stage deployment airbags in the front with an occupancy detector for the passenger seat, plus side curtain airbags to protect rear passengers. By comparison, the Toyota Highlander's head curtain costs an extra $650, an option which is not available on the Honda Pilot.

Near Lexus Luxury
Subaru has shown signs of luxury intent in the 2005 Legacy and Outback models, but really brings the upscale look and comfort home in the B9 Tribeca.

Available in both five- and seven-passenger models in base or Limited trim, the Tribeca sports an elegant dash with more features than ever before available in a Subaru. One example is a stunning touchscreen GPS navigation system that's optional ($2,000) on the seven-seat Limited. Standard on the base is a 100-watt single CD/MP3 stereo with six speakers, while the Limited model upgrades to a 160-watt unit featuring an in-dash six-disc CD changer, MP3 compatibility, eight upgraded speakers and a subwoofer.

Second-row passengers will have no trouble getting comfortable thanks to 34.3 inches of legroom and reclining seatbacks, but those in the third row aren't as lucky. With its limited legroom and obstacle course entry which forces passengers to climb over the corner of the second row, the third-row seat is for occasional use only.

All rear-seat riders are bound to enjoy the optional 9-inch DVD entertainment system with two sets of wireless headphones, remote control and auxiliary input for video games, an option that will add $1,800 to a seven-passenger Tribeca.

On seven-seaters, a 50/50-split third-row bench and 40/20/40-split second row are standard, but cargo capacity is limited to 8.3 cubic feet with all seats up and expands to 37.6 cubic feet with the third row folded flat and 74.4 cubes with the second-row seatbacks folded forward. The Highlander and the Pilot offer a fair bit more.

All the Right Stuff
Some might simply consider the Tribeca late to an already crowded game. Subaru, however, calls the B9 "progressive."

After a couple of hundred miles behind the wheel, we still wouldn't call the Subaru B9 Tribeca progressive, but agree it offers an impressive overall package. Subaru's competent boxer engine and all-wheel-drive system combined with a lengthy list of standard safety equipment and a luxurious, feature-laden interior make this new flagship a vehicle worth considering, even among the top competitors.

Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV Overview

The Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV is offered in the following styles: 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/DVD, Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige 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/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 5-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Nav, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), Ltd. 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Gray Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A), and 7-Pass. 4dr SUV AWD w/DVD, Beige Int. (3.0L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV Limited 5-Passenger is priced between $5,950 and $9,500 with odometer readings between 101355 and 180000 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV Limited 7-Passenger is priced between $6,588 and $6,800 with odometer readings between 125766 and 150686 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV 5-Passenger is priced between $6,490 and $6,490 with odometer readings between 108829 and 108829 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca SUV 7-Passenger is priced between $8,995 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 85389 and 85389 miles.

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