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MPG: 16 city/21 hwy

2012 Subaru Tribeca Limited SUV

2012 Subaru Tribeca Review

(0 Stars)  A good, yet forgettable, crossover.

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Overview
Pity the Tribeca. Subaru's people mover debuted for the 2005 model year and has received very little attention since. For instance, the only change this year is a revised head-restraint design, and last year saw only a new shade of bronze paint. It seems as if Subaru has forgotten about this vehicle. However, the Tribeca, from the beginning, has been a highly capable, car-based crossover vehicle. It can tow up to 3500 pounds; its flowing, twin-cockpit interior is well designed; its modified Outback platform and hefty eighteen-inch wheels give it good on-road dynamics; and Subaru's stalwart standard all-wheel-drive system is ready to tackle any terrain or road condition the driver may encounter. The Tribeca's principal drawback when it was introduced was a lack of horsepower, but that has been addressed with a new, larger 3.6-liter engine that produces 256 hp. The only other negatives are that the third-row seats are suitable only for kids, and the fuel economy is dismal. We genuinely enjoy driving the Tribeca, but it's an easy car to forget when we aren't behind the wheel. It's to Subaru's credit that it continues to build the Tribeca, but the vehicle's weak market presence does not bode well for its future.

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2012 Tribeca Limited Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

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

'12 Subaru Limited SUV Standard Equipment

  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
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  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 Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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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
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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