The 2012 Subaru Tribeca competes with a number of mid-size crossover utility vehicles, most of which include third-row seating in some form.
The Toyota Highlander comes with an available third-row seat and is offered in four-cylinder, V-6, and Hybrid versions; the issue with the Toyota is that its interior appointments are rather dull and it lacks driving personality.
And if you want eight seats in a more traditional package, the Honda Pilot is one of the best ways to go.
The Nissan Murano is only a five-passenger vehicle, but we like the luxury feel of its nicely appointed interior.
The Ford Edge has been revamped over the past year, and it rides and handles well, like the Tribeca; the Edge's tech features, including MyFord Touch, are also well ahead of those in the Subaru.
|2012 Subaru TribecaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford EdgeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||FWD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door 3.6R Premium||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door LX||2WD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic|