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2014 Subaru Tribeca vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Subaru Tribeca, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Tribeca will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Tribeca will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Tribeca is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Tribeca takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru Tribeca and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Subaru Tribeca has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Subaru Tribeca for pulling heavy loads. The Subaru Tribeca has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
The Subaru Tribeca has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru Tribeca has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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


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2014 Subaru
Tribeca

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MSRP*: $34,095
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2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
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City MPG: 16 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 24 - 25
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 8
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 $26,673 - $39,798

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