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$30,595
On Styling
The exterior styling of the 2012 Subaru Tribeca all but guarantees it will pass unnoticed in traffic or in a parking lot.
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STYLING | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

it's a pity that the exterior doesn't work as well as it looks
MSN Autos

The dash styling is a bit heavy on silver-colored trim, but at least it doesn't look cheap.
Cars.com

there are still some things that just seem out of proportion
AutoWeek



From the outside, the 2012 Subaru Tribeca may be the blandest, most anonymous mid-size crossover wagon on the market. Especially from the front, its styling is generic to the point of invisibility. It wasn't also so; when the Tribeca was launched for 2006, it had a "winged" grille design on its front snout that was said to have been inspired by Subaru's aircraft history. Be that as it may, the love-it-or-hate-it styling (more of the latter, frankly) was dumped after only two years, and the 2008 restyle is now in its fifth year.

The interior is more distinctive, though, with a curvacious and futuristic dash panel sweeping down into the console to make a pair of cockpits for the front passengers. Like the rest of the Tribeca, that look is now somewhat dated. The details of the design are handsome, with extensive ambient lighting adding a touch of sophistication. Still, many may feel that there's just too much matte-metallic plastic. The instruments are pleasant but unremarkable and, frankly, that applies to most of the Tribeca's now aging design.

Conclusion

The exterior styling of the 2012 Subaru Tribeca all but guarantees it will pass unnoticed in traffic or in a parking lot.

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