2010 Subaru Tribeca Touring Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Subaru Tribeca - Road Test Specs

2010 Subaru Tribeca SUV

(3.6L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
Style3.6R Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$36,490
Options on test vehicleNavigation System ($2,200)
As-tested MSRP$38,690


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeFlat-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,630cc (222cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)256 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)247 @ 4,400
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission type5-speed Automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.540; II: 2.264; III: 1.471; IV: 1.000; V: 0.834; R: 2.370; Final: 3.583


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearDouble wishbone
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle LS2
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, front255/55/HR18 104h
Tire size, rear255/55/HR18 104h
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.3
0-75 mph (sec.)12.5
1/4-mile, mfr. claim (sec. @ mph)16.2 @ 86.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.0
@ Full throttle (dB)71.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThere isn't much for a driver to do here, with only a few hundredths to be gained from brake-torque. A little lethargic off the line and ultra-linear acceleration thereafter. Upshifts (in both D and Sport D) occur at redline, and are quite smooth. FYI, brake pedal grew soft by the 5th quarter-mile run and odor was evident.
Braking commentsFirst stop was clearly the best with cool brakes. Soft initial bite, moderate dive, quiet ABS cycling, but all straight stops -- though not as "crisp" as first one.
Handling commentsSkid pad: With non-defeat stability control "off" the vehicle begins to breathe off throttle as understeer approaches. Steering feels isolated, but not numb, and loads-up only moderately. Suspension is adept at soaking up bumps/dips. With ESP on, individual brake application was evident. Slalom: Vehicle hates rough/abrupt input and punishes with ESP intrusion (even when "off") so smooth is quick. Minimal but evident yaw delay after initiating turn-in. Suspension is very good at minimizing road imperfections but is reluctant to transition side-to-side. Despite low threshold for ESP and reluctance to transfer weight, the Tribeca feels well balanced and poised at these low limits.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)53.4
Relative humidity (%)58.1
Wind (mph, direction)2.7 / Cross

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/21 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,256
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,242
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55.3/44.7
Length (in.)191.5
Width (in.)73.9
Height (in.)67.7
Wheelbase (in.)108.2
Track, front (in.)62.2
Track, rear (in.)62.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)34.3
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)30.9
Headroom, front (in.)38.9
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)36.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.5
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)51.3
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)8.3
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)74.4


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
IIHS offsetGood

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