Compare 2009 Ford Edge vs 2008 Subaru Tribeca

2009 Ford Edge
2008 Subaru Tribeca
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $25,129 $26,635
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $27,511 $29,545
4-Door AWD SEL 15 22 $29,195 $31,395
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $30,018 $32,300
4-Door AWD Limited 15 22 $31,702 $34,150
4-Door FWD Sport 17 24 $32,252 $34,755
4-Door AWD Sport 15 22 $33,935 $36,605
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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,129
$28,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,635
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Provided you don’t mind the lack of a third-row seat, the 2009 Ford Edge stands out in a crowded field as thoroughly competent, well rounded, and fashionable. The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.8 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.5 104.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 44
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.2 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.0 74.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.4 x 0.71
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4078 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 4500 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/221.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6250 256 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.47
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Edge Subaru Tribeca (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 .98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/trailing blade control arms w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
W/L-shaped lower control arms w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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