2010 Subaru Tribeca vs. Its Competition

2010 Subaru Tribeca
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The mid-size SUV and crossover segment is one of the most hotly contested markets right now, although many of the competing vehicles are a bit lacking in the personality department.

The Toyota Highlander is one such vehicle; it comes in two- and three-row versions and has an available V-6 and as well as a hybrid option.

The Honda Pilot is one of the most admired crossovers available and even manages to squeeze in eight seats.

The Nissan Murano was redesigned recently, but it still doesn't offer a third-row seat.

The Ford Edge has almost universally appealing good looks from the outside, but from the inside it’s not as quirky or fun to drive as the Tribeca.

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Quick Specs
8.2
With the 2010 Subaru Tribeca, first-class safety credentials and excellent all-weather handling ensure your precious ones are looked after, but if you need more than five seats, we suggest going with a bigger vehicle.
8.0
The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
8.6
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
8.2
If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2008 Ford Edge is a fashionable, satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
7.8
Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From    
$30,495$27,695$27,680$25,735$27,500
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas 6-cylGas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door 3.6R Premium2WD 4-Door LX2WD 4-Door S4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
78557
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door Utility4 Door SUV4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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