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2012 Subaru Tribeca Overview

The 2012 Subaru Tribeca crossover vehicle seats up to seven passengers and provides a smooth, comfortable driving experience for the driver and passengers alike. With handling more like a car than a crossover SUV, and standard all-wheel drive, the Tribeca lives up to Subaru’s reputation for quality, all-weather driving performance.

The all-wheel drive Tribeca includes a 256-horsepower, 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode, and four-wheel independent suspension. Electronic cruise control and engine-speed-sensing power steering come standard on all models.

The Tribeca is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, with regular unleaded gasoline.

With a maximum seating capacity of seven, the Tribeca includes 60/40-split sliding and reclining second row seats that tilt and slide for third-row seat access, or 40/20/40-split flat-folding second-row seatbacks and 50/50-split flat-folding third-row seatbacks. An eight-way power driver’s seat, four-way power front passenger seat, manually adjustable lumbar support, and three-stage heated front seats come standard, with premium cloth or leather-trimmed upholstery. Silver metallic trim adds style to the dashboard, doors and center console. The Tribeca has a maximum storage volume of 74.4 cubic feet with both second and third seats lowered, 37.6 cubic feet with second row seats in place, and 8.3 cubic feet when all seating rows are raised. Standard power front and rear windows include driver’s auto-down control, and a dual-zone automatic climate control includes a rear cabin air conditioner with four-speed fan. An optional auto-dimming rearview mirror has an integrated back-up camera with a 3.3-inch display.

A power moonroof with tilt/sliding glass is available, and a navigation package features touch-screen GPS, multifunction screen and rear-vision camera display. A rear seat entertainment package is available and includes a DVD entertainment system with a nine-inch widescreen format display, two wireless headsets, wireless remote and inputs for game consoles, video or multimedia devices.

The Tribeca rugged exterior design features body-color power windows with integrated turn signals, heated side mirrors, two-speed windshield wipers with de-icer, chrome-finished door-handles and bright-finish dual exhaust outlets. The functional headlights trim the chrome front grille, and the standard fog lights are inset on either side of the separate low air dam. High-intensity-discharge halogen headlights body-color side sills and a front bumper underguard are available. Eighteen-inch five-dual spoke aluminum-alloy wheels and all-season tires are included, and an upgrade to seven-spoke wheels is available.

Front, side-impact and side-curtain airbags for the first two rows of passengers are standard features, and the front seats have height-adjustable head restraints. The second row features three adjustable headrests, and the third row has two adjustable headrests. The reinforced body structure and energy-absorbing collapsible steering column provide safety to the occupants in the event of a collision. A rollover sensor, electronic stability and traction control provide additional on-road handling support, and the four-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brake force and brake assist maximize response and stopping distance.

The 2012 Subaru Tribeca gets high marks for its driving performance, reputation for safety, standard features and ample cargo room.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 16 MPG
  • Highway: 21 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good