2008 Subaru Tribeca Consumer Review: Excellent

2008 Subaru Tribeca - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

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5-Passenger 4dr SUV (3.6L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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By Souliman on


2008 Subaru Tribeca 5-Pass 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


Very happy. Quality is solid - interior and exterior design is perfect for family of four. We fit two car seats and small adult in second row without a problem. Third row is really for children or small adults - somewhat difficult to access. Acceleration is excellent in upper gears. Some engine whine in lowest gear. Seamless shifting otherwise. Handles more like a car than SUV. Ride quality is excellent, smooth. Compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee with AWD (Rocky Mountain Ed.), the handling is more reliable on wet surfaces. It will be hard to beat the Jeep in deeper snow though - we'll see. Larger adults will feel somewhat awkward driving due to short steering column and seat position.

Best Features

Ride quality. Interior amenities. Styling. Plenty of room for kids and multiple adults (short trips).

Worst Features

Make Sirius standard. Disappointing fuel economy. Maybe some repositioning of driver seat versus steering column - not much leg room for six footer while driving.
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