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2014 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Subaru Tribeca Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Subaru Tribeca. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the Subaru Tribeca.

Convenience
The Ford Explorer requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Tribeca, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Tribeca. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Tribeca.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Subaru Tribeca, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Tribeca.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Tribeca.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Tribeca, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Subaru Tribeca, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Tribeca.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Subaru Tribeca. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Tribeca.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Tribeca.


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2014 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,015 - $41,675
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2014 Subaru
Tribeca

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MSRP*: $34,095
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 16 - 17 16
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,288 - $38,862 $31,962

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