Description: Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Base MSRP Range: $30,695 - $33,895
Invoice Price Range: $28,792 - $31,571
Where built: USA
Subaru's rakish crossover SUV blends favored traits of a high-rider SUV and a pavement-hugging sports sedan. Like the SUV, Tribeca has a wagon's format with four passenger doors and rear liftgate for cargo. But like a sports sedan, it rides on a car's platform.
For motivation, Tribeca totes Subaru's horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine which displaces 3.0 liters and features dual overhead camshafts with i-AVCS (active valve control system) variable valve timing to optimize engine efficiency. It hops with 250 hp through a five-speed automatic with Subaru's SportShift mode for manual sequential shifting.
Tribeca's AWD device is biased toward rear wheels with torque normally split 55 percent in back. It employs electronic controls like variable torque distribution (VTD) with a stability system under Subaru's label of Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) plus a four-wheel traction control system (TCS).
Two trims define on-board gear -- base Tribeca or luxurious Tribeca Limited.