2009 Subaru Tribeca vs. Its Competition

2009 Subaru Tribeca

The competition to the 2009 Subaru Tribeca is heated, although the segment includes many vehicles that are a bit lacking in personality.

The Toyota Highlander is one example; it comes in two- and three-row versions and has available V-6 and Hybrid versions, which broaden its appeal, but it’s certainly not engaging to drive.

The Honda Pilot is one of the most admired crossovers available, but some think its bold new look took the place of the original B9 Tribeca.

The Nissan Murano sports a new look and features a beautiful new interior, but doesn't offer a third-row seat.

The Ford Edge has almost universally appealing good looks from the outside, but from the inside it’s not as quirky or fun to drive as the Tribeca.

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Quick Specs
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.
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.
If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2008 Ford Edge is a fashionable, satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
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 Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas 6-cylGas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4-Door 5-Pass2WD 4-Door LX2WD 4-Door S4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door Utility4 Door SUV4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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