Boasting an almost completely renovated exterior design this year, the 2008 Subaru Tribeca also comes with a new, more powerful engine – a 256 horsepower 3.6-liter gas-powered 6-cylinder mated to a 5-speed Sportshift automatic transmission. Buyers have the choice between a base, Limited edition or Limited edition with navigation and a DVD entertainment system, with either five or seven passenger capacity, depending on your needs. Luxury amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, lumbar seats and AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite audio.Read more Read less
New front and rear styling gives the Subaru Tribeca a new look for 2008, and it gets a larger, 3.6L flat-six engine, which has a modest boost in power and a significant, 15-percent boost in torque over the previous 3.0L engine. The Tribeca also gets a revised five-speed automatic transmission--including new gear ratios--for better response and shift quality, and a new design of 18-inch alloy wheels are offered. Inside, the second-row seat now has a tip-and-slide feature that allows one-handed access to the third row, and there are rear grab handles to ease entry and exit. An integrated key fob and remote keyless entry system is now standard, and on Limited models, the rear tweeters have been moved to the headliner for improved sound.
Seating for up to seven; full-time all-wheel drive; good ground clearance; solid safety.
The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is a mid-size crossover SUV that's built on the same basic underpinnings as the much-acclaimed Outback. It combines some of the best attributes of an SUV body style with the better handling and safety of a car-based design, it's one of the most manageably sized vehicles with seating for seven, and its all-wheel-drive system is full-time and road-oriented for good performance in winter weather. What's more, there's good ground clearance for those deep winter snows. With this year's changes--a stronger engine and more responsive shifts--the Tribeca is a little bit more fun to drive, too.
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