Used Car: 2014 Subaru Tribeca Review
Auto journalists were disappointed in the 2014 Subaru Tribeca's tiny third row, and it uses more fuel and has less cargo capacity than most rivals.
The 2014 Tribeca is powered by a six-cylinder engine that is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Most reviewers said the Tribeca has plenty of power, and that its transmission, which has fewer gears than many rivals, effectively manages the engine's power. The 2014 Tribeca comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD), which is available, rather than standard, on most rivals. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 16/21 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class, even when compared with rivals equipped with AWD. Most test drivers said the Tribeca's steering is well-weighted and offers good road feel, and they liked the Tribeca's composed handling and comfortable ride.
Some critics liked the 2014 Subaru Tribeca's cabin materials, but others thought there are too many cheap plastics. The Tribeca seats seven, though reviewers said the third row is smaller than most others in the class. There is significantly less overall cargo space in the 2014 Tribeca than in rivals. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moonroof and Bluetooth. A 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system are available.
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Other SUVs to Consider
The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse has more overall cargo space than nearly every rival and it gets better fuel economy than the Tribeca. Reviewers said the Traverse has a comfortable ride and composed handling, as well as high-quality cabin materials.
Test drivers were impressed with the 2014 Toyota Highlander's soft-touch interior materials and abundance of storage areas for smaller items. The Highlander has more cargo capacity and uses less fuel than the Tribeca.