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Compare 2009 Subaru Tribeca vs 2008 Toyota Highlander

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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 $28,336 $29,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,727 $32,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,937 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,081 $30,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,483 $33,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,690 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,352 $37,795
4-Door 5-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,539 $31,295
4-Door 7-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,644 $31,595
FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
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Trim

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
$28,336
$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 2009 Subaru Tribeca has a different personality than other mid-size crossovers, and it’s worth consideration for those who haven’t found the right look and feel. 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 16 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 145.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.7
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.3
Third Head Room (in) - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 8.3 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 43.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.4 - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P245/65R17
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) 4140 3979
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4400 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 256 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.52
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again w/Sportshift NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Tribeca Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Sport-tuned
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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