The 2010 Subaru Tribeca is a mid-size SUV that comes standard with AWD and seating for seven passengers. The Tribeca is powered by a 2.6L six-cylinder engine which produces 256 hp and is linked to a five-speed automatic transmission. This SUV is offered in three well-equipped trims; the Premium, Limited, and top-of-the-line Touring. Standard safety features include side-impact and curtain airbags and a tire-pressure monitoring system.Read more Read less
There's a new Tribeca Touring model for 2010, offering even more features than than last year's Tribeca Limited model. HID headlamps, a power moonroof, a rear camera monitor and silver roof rails are now part of the upgrade. Limited and Touring models come with Bluetooth hands-free calling features. All 2010 Tribeca models get heated seats and auxiliary air conditioning with second- and third-row headliner vents--features that were formerly optional. Seven-passenger capacity is now included on all Tribecas, with the 5-passenger configuration discontinued.
All-weather performance; good balance between ride and handling; 7-passenger capability; overall versatility; excellent safety record
The Tribeca is a car-based crossover vehicle, meaning that it's going to ride and handle better on the road than utility vehicles that emphasize off-roading. While it's at the small end of mid-size, the Tribeca manages three rows of seating, to fit up to seven, so it's a good choice if you have to occasionally haul several kids in back. Also, safety is a good reason to consider the Tribeca; its all-wheel-drive system can prove an asset on slick roads, and it's been a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.