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2013 Subaru Tribeca Limited SUV

2013 Subaru Tribeca Review

(0 Stars)  Lingering on.

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New For 2013
Subaru has all but forgotten the Tribeca. The only change is a standard brake-override system. Last year saw a new design for the head restraints. It seems as if the Tribeca has been put out to pasture.
Overview
Pity the Tribeca. Subaru’s people mover debuted for the 2005 model year and has received little attention since. For instance, the only change this year is a standard brake-override system. 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 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 abysmal. 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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2013 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

'13 Subaru Limited 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 Windows
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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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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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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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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