is the name of an unexplored galaxy, and it would seem
like the namesake manufacturer delivers cars that might
as well come from different galaxies judging by their
original designs and features. The B9 Tribeca is no
exception, and Subaru wants it to be a revolutionary
vehicle that will change the playing field. We were
curious, but after our test drive, we did not think
that other manufacturers had much to worry about.
It’s not that we did not like the car; we just
could not find anything super-innovative to make us
fall in love with it. This is Subaru’s first seven-passenger
rig, as well as its most expensive current offering.
There is a new design supposedly reminiscent of an airplane
fuselage. It is somewhat different than other offerings
on the market. We only whish we had more of a taste
for it. Inside there is decent space with a modern dash
look, but as you proceed rearward, things get more cramped,
especially in the third row where only young children
might be happy. However, there are plenty of good electronic
gadgets to keep them entertained (DVD entertainment,
etc.). That third row folds flat to give you necessary
grocery bag space.
the car is pleasant and effortless. We are supporters
of all-wheel drive systems, and Subaru has good experience
with them. You can make good use of all its 250 horses,
but you have to work at it. We experienced some power
lag in between gear ratios, but if you keep it revved
up and/or use the manual mode, you will be okay.
a review of the 2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited