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2014 Subaru Tribeca vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Subaru Tribeca, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Tribeca.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru Tribeca, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Subaru Tribeca is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Subaru Tribeca and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Tribeca is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Subaru Tribeca, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Subaru Tribeca does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Tribeca is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Tribeca greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
The Subaru Tribeca offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Forester, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Subaru Tribeca has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Forester.

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


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2014 Subaru
Tribeca

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MSRP*: $34,095
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Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 21 28 - 32
Engine(s): Horizontal Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
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*: $31,962 $20,995 - $30,927

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