Compare 2009 Subaru Tribeca vs 2008 Toyota Highlander

2009 Subaru Tribeca
2008 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,336 $29,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,081 $30,995
4-Door 5-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,539 $31,295
4-Door 7-Pass Special Edition 16 21 $29,644 $31,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,727 $32,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,483 $33,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,937 $34,995
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
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
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
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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 -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3979
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Sportshift NA
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Tribeca Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm Sport-tuned
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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