2008 Subaru Tribeca vs. Its Competition

2008 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 7-Pass Ltd Open Doors
Martin Padgett Martin 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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Quick Specs
The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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.
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
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 (Natl)
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door Utility4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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