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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
‘Good,’ frontal offset; ‘good,’ side impact, ‘good,’ rear impact; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
Not yet rated
Outward visibility...notably better than most competing crossover SUVs
the sporty styling leaves the Tribeca with enormous blind spots over the driver's shoulder, and the oversized side mirrors don't do enough to compensate
The Tribeca remains one of the safest picks among crossovers, and that's held even for many years after its original introduction.
Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes and various other electronic systems, as well as six airbags--although it's worth pointing out that the third-row airbags don't cover the third-row positions. Last year, a brake-override system feature was added.
Outward vision can be challenging, especially for short drivers, so we recommend the available rearview camera system.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it Top Safety Pick status again last year, although the federal government hasn't tested it under its revised ratings system introduced a couple of years ago.
The Tribeca has a good safety kit, but it hasn't been crash-tested in years.