2011 Subaru Tribeca

If you are planning on investing in a new car, then the 2011 Subaru Tribeca would be an excellent choice. This is the perfect vehicle for you if your primary consideration when investing in a new vehicle is safety.

As a matter of fact, this is the perfect choice when it comes to vehicle safety because its safety credentials are first class. More so, Subaru’s excellent reputation in safety is even coupled with handling that will deliver under all types of weather.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Midsize SUV Base Price: $30,495.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gallons (64 liters) MPG: 16 city / 21 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 191.5 in. (486 cm) Width: 88.8 in. (225 cm)
Height: 66.4 in. (168 cm) Wheel Base: 108.2 in. (274.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 4120 lbs (1868 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.4 in. (21.3 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 37.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 7 people
Performance
Engine: 24-Valve DOHC 6 Cylinder SUBARU BOXER® Displacement: 3.6 liters
Horsepower: 256 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 247 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Manual-Automatic
0-60 mph: 7.6 seconds 1/4 Mile: 15.8 seconds
Available Trims & Engine
Option:Tribeca Limited 3.6R MSRP: $32,495; MPG: 16 city / 21 hwy
Option:Tribeca Touring 3.6R MSRP: $36,495; MPG: 16 city / 21 hwy

Thus, with this version of the Subaru Tribeca, you can be assured that you and your family will not only enjoy a comfortable ride, a safe trip is also awaiting you as well. This is a midsize SUV with a capacity for seven people. However, if you want something that is friendly to the budget, then you may have a problem with the 2011 Tribeca because it costs a little more than what you may want to spend.

Performance

Under the hood, you will find a V6 engine with six cylinders that is capable of 3.6 liters. This is then complemented by up to 247 lb-feet of torque as well as 256 horsepower. While it is true that this engine can give a performance that is essentially the same as the competitors of this model; this model is also unique in such a way that

It also boasts of good handling. As a matter of fact, this is considered by many as one of the best assets of this vehicle. It has better steering as compared to other models. At the same time, it easily follows your steering. Thus, you can be assured that it will run smoothly even during sharp curves. It also comes with an automatic transmission of five speeds and this can also be shifter manually if you wish so.

The 2011 Tribeca also boasts of an all-wheel drive system as its standard. However, one commonly reported disadvantage about this vehicle’s performance is the fact that it rates poorly when it comes to fuel economy.

Exterior & Interior

When it comes to the exterior, this version of the Subaru Tribeca is considered to be upscale. Some reviews say that it is sleek and curvy. But it is bordering more on the safe side. In short, there is nothing remarkable about the exterior of the vehicle. But yes, it does look good and sleek. It is just enough for you not to get noticed when driving it. It is essentially an improvement of the so-called ugly features of the previous versions.

On the other hand, the interior is an entirely different story. If there is nothing much to notice about the exterior of the Subaru Tribeca, a lot of raves have been given regarding the interior styling and features of this years model.

For instance, there are those which say that the interior styling and design of the 2011 model actually looks futuristic. The details are paid attention to and the ambient lighting is really good. However, there are those which say that the materials in the interior give a somewhat cheap appeal.

But overall, the cabin is considered to be well equipped as well as stylish. The equipment inside are pretty much easy to use. The high technology options are also pretty good and expensive. In terms of cargo and storage space, this model has been getting good reviews as the space seems to be adequate.

Safety & Reliability

In terms of safety, this model is actually a top pick. It is one of the safest vehicles out there. As a matter of fact, it has gained the title “Top Safety Pick”. There are a lot of standard equipment for safety as well.

And finally, in terms of reliability, this model got 7 out of a total of 10. And this is actually not bad. The 2011 Subaru Tribeca also comes with a basic warranty of 36,000 miles or three years as well as a powertrain warranty of 60,000 miles or five years.

Overall Rating
71 out of 100

What others say:

“With the 2011 Subaru Tribeca, first-class safety credentials and excellent all-weather handling ensure your precious ones are looked after, but if you need more than five seats, we suggest going with a bigger vehicle.”Car Connection

“Handling response is more minivan than high-body midsize wagon. Tight turns require slowing down, but cornering lean is moderate for this vehicle's height and weight. Steering is responsive if a bit numb, and Tribeca has a wide turning radius for its size.”Consumer Guide

“ The 2011 Subaru Tribeca has a few things going for it in the form of all-weather capability and a distinctive interior, but in the end, other midsize crossover SUVs present better alternatives.”Edmunds

“The Tribeca has an impressive ride and handling balance.”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“If you need room for seven adults, the Tribeca's child-sized third-row seat falls short, and the Tribeca's side-curtain airbags do not extend to protect the third-row passengers.”KBB