2008 Subaru Tribeca vs. Its Competition

2008 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 7-Pass Ltd Open Doors
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Subaru Tribeca has some highly refined, highly popular competition.

The Honda Pilot is one of the best crossovers available--and for 2009, it gets a complete makeover, inside and out.

The Nissan Murano is also new for 2009; it's more refined and has a beautiful new interior, but doesn't offer a third-row seat.

The Toyota Highlander comes in two- and three-row versions and has a big V-6, along with very soft handling.

2008 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 7-Pass Ltd Open Doors2008 Subaru Tribeca
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2009 Honda Pilot2009 Honda Pilot
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2009 Nissan Murano2009 Nissan Murano
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2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View2008 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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.
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The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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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   
$29,995$27,695$27,680$27,500
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas 6-cylGas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4-Door 5-Pass2WD 4-Door LX2WD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5857
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door Utility4 Door
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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