The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is a full-size seven passenger crossover powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 256 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. All trims come with standard AWD and a 5-speed adaptive electronic direct-control automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. Features include flat-folding seats, 3-stage heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, moonroof package, navigation package, rear-vision camera and a rear seat entertainment package. Safety is comprised of dual-stage deployment front airbags, side-curtain airbags, rollover sensor, variable torque distribution, vehicle dynamics control, traction control system, tire pressure monitoring system and anti-lock braking. The Tribeca is backed by a basic 3-year/30,000 mile warranty.Read more Read less
The 2012 Tribeca gets dual-zone air conditioning standard, but generally, it's the same as the 2011 model.
All-weather performance; good balance between ride and handling; 7-passenger capability; versatility
The Subaru 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.