2010 Subaru Tribeca

#15 in 2010 Affordable Midsize SUVs Overall Score: 7.8 / 10
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2010 Subaru Tribeca Overview

While auto reviewers praised the 2010 Subaru Tribeca's powerful engine, responsive ride and well-equipped cabin, some wondered if it offers enough to distinguish itself from the competition. It’s not a bad SUV, but many other options in this competitive class are better.

SEATING


7

MPG


16

  CITY


21

  HWY

DRIVETRAIN


AWD

HP


256
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Pros & Cons

  • Great safety scores
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy

Notable for 2010

  • Third row became standard
  • Standard Bluetooth added on Limited and Touring models

Subaru Tribeca Rankings and Research

The 2010 Subaru Tribeca ranking is based on its score within the 2010 Affordable Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Subaru Tribeca has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 95 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Scorecard

Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0

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2010 Subaru Tribeca Review

By U.S. News Best Cars Staff January 12, 2016

While auto reviewers praised the 2010 Subaru Tribeca's powerful engine, responsive ride and well-equipped cabin, some wondered if it offers enough to distinguish itself from the competition. It’s not a bad SUV, but many other options in this competitive class are better.

Test drivers said that the 2010 Subaru Tribeca’s strengths are its standard seating for seven and all-wheel drive. The Tribeca also gets good safety scores, and reviewers said it’s fairly pleasant to drive on-road. Other than that, it’s a merely average and easily forgettable choice in a competitive segment full of more well-rounded vehicles. The Tribeca’s acceleration is mediocre, and a few writers wanted more interior space. In general, you’ll likely be better off with another crossover.

The 2010 Subaru Tribeca comes with a 3.6-liter horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Its fuel economy is below-average for a three-row crossover but it does come standard with all-wheel drive. The base Premium trim include features like an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, three-zone climate control and leather-trimmed shift knob. Higher trim levels add features like a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and leather upholstery.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2010 Toyota Highlander is a better option than the Subaru Tribeca in most ways. Even when equipped with all-wheel drive and an available six-cylinder engine, the Highlander returns better fuel economy than the Tribeca, and you can get even better gas mileage from the Highlander if you buy a four-cylinder or hybrid model.

The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the best three-row crossovers in its class, with one of the most spacious third rows and a comfortable ride. Its fuel economy is better than the Tribeca’s as well, and reviewers liked its interior much better, saying it’s quiet and well-equipped.

Compare the Tribeca to the Highlander and Traverse »

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