No longer offered with premium and touring trim levels, the 2013 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 (VDC), traction control system (TCS), tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and anti-lock braking (ABS). The Tribeca is backed by a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty.Read more Read less
Subaru has left the Tribeca mostly unchanged for 2013. However this year Subaru has cut the Premium and Touring models leaving only the Limited trim level.
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.