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Pros: Subaru's acclaimed all-wheel drive system inspires much confidence in any weather, from deep snow to heavy rain. The Tribeca is spacious, comfortable, and quiet. Build quality is good. Same thing for fit and finish. Ergonomics have been smartly thought out.


Cons: Unfortunately, it's easier to find weaknesses on the Tribeca. The price is too high in any trim, while residual value is below average, so you can find many alternatives that deliver more bang for your buck. In addition, the third-row seats are clearly not designed for adults, and the transmission has five gears only.

2014 Subaru Tribeca Price: Buyers have a choice of three models including the base Tribeca at $38,995, Limited at $43,195, and Optimum at $45,495.

2014 Subaru Tribeca Fuel Economy: This big rig burns 13.1L/100km in the city and 9.4L/100km on the highway.
 

Subaru Tribeca 2014
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Improvements and Changes: None. The 2014 model year marks the end of the run for the Tribeca. Subaru plans to launch an all-new 7-passenger vehicle, but apparently not in the immediate future.

2014 Subaru Tribeca Powertrain: There's just one way to go here, namely a 3.6L horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine that produces 256 horsepower through a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. All-wheel drive is standard.

Cargo Capacity: With all the rear seats up, there are only 235 litres available for your gear. Once you fold the third-row seats, cargo room increases to 1,063 litres. Drop the second-row seats as well, and you'll wind up with 2,106 litres.

Safety: The 2014 Subaru Tribeca comes standard with six airbags, ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, brake override, stability control, and traction control.

Comparing the 2014 Subaru Tribeca: In this large crossover segment, you'll also find the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Flex, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.