2008 Subaru Tribeca Consumer Review: When is leather not leather?

2008 Subaru Tribeca - Consumer Review

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Limited 7-Passenger 4dr SUV (3.6L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Rear Seat DVD, Nav)

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When is leather not leather?
By Wil12345 on


2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited 7-Pass 4dr SUV AWD w/Rear Seat DVD, Nav (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


We have had this car for about a year and a half. It rides well, drives well and has been reliable. Only two complaints. Windshield is very poor quality and breaks with the slightest touch of a pebble. Leather interior is mostly vinyl. After a small tear, I found that the only part of the seat that is leather is the small section in the middle of the seat surface. The entire rest of the seats including the bolsters on the seat surface are made of vinyl. No happy about paying for leather and not even getting full leather seating surfaces! Contacted Subaru and they told me that customers like vinyl better. Sounds like a way for Subaru to save money!

Best Features

Very reliable, drives well and good in the snow

Worst Features

Enlarge the gas tank, improve the quality of the glass, don't charge for leather and provide vinyl!
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