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2010 Subaru Tribeca Premium SUV

2010 Subaru Tribeca Review

(3 Stars)  Stylish, but not the class leader

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Launched in 2006 and taking its name from a artsy New York neighborhood, the original Tribeca was a bit too over the top for its own good and by 2008 they had completely redesigned it completely. Now the Tribeca remains as a 7 passenger vehicle, slightly smaller than the typical midsize crossover. Even the poor visibility of the original was improved by redesigning the rear end. Its interior remains very avant-garde and is mixed by reviewers who either love it or hate it.

Unfortunately, the third seat is too small for even a average child to enjoy, the lack of an adjustable steering column also makes this vehicle unusable by taller drivers. The Tribeca also bucks the trend of the better than average handling of other Subaru models. Its handling is less than impressive. So Subaru is left with a crossover who has watered down its styling so it won't' appear to that niche, nor does it really appeal as a mainstream vehicle either.

Perhaps the best thing about the Tribeca is the inclusion of Subaru's 256 HP 3.6 liter six cylinder engine. This is shifted by a five speed automatic transmission.

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2010 Tribeca Premium Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L horizontally opposed6 DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA 08, 16 MPG city, 21 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 304 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.9-gallon fuel tank
Power(SAE): 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 247 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

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'10 Subaru Premium SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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