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Selected Style 4-Door 5-Pass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
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
FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,311
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$458 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 145.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 40.1
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.2
Third Head Room (in) - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 55.0
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 68.1
Liftover Height (in) 29.2 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.2 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.6 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 67.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.4 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.2 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.71 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4140 3979
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 256 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4400 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.52
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Sportshift NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.37 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.24
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Tribeca (Natl) Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Sport-tuned
 
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