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2009 Subaru Tribeca 2009 Toyota Highlander 2009 Honda Pilot
     
with 5AT Automatic Transmission
  • with 5AT Automatic Transmission
  • with 3rd Row Package
  • 5-Passenger Special Edition
  • 7-Passenger Special Edition
  • Limited
  • Limited with 3rd Row Package
  • Limited with Navigation
  • Limited with 3rd Row Package with Navigation
  • Limited with 3rd Row Package with Navigation, DVD
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
2WD LX
  • 2WD LX
  • 4WD LX
  • 2WD EX
  • 4WD EX
  • 2WD EX-L
  • 2WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 4WD EX-L
  • 2WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment System
  • 2WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with Navigation
  • 4WD Touring with DVD Rear Entertainment System and Navigation

Prices

MSRP $29,995 $27,600 $27,695
Invoice $28,336 $24,840 $25,101
Avg. Paid $14,417 $15,930 $13,601

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.7 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.8 8.8
Performance 7.4 7.8 8.1
Interior 7.3 8.1 7.5
Operating Cost 7.3 7.6 7.5
Safety 9.4 9.2 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Well-made cabin
  • Great safety scores
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
  • Comfortable ride
  • Car-like maneuverability
  • Versatile interior
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • Cramped available third row
  • Subpar reliability for the class
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Not much fun to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 6-cyl 3.6L/221.5 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.2 109.8 109.2
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 188.4 190.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 75.2 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 68.1 71.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4140 3979 4319

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.2 145.7 153.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.7 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.2 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.7 61.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 40.1 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.3 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 59.5 62.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.5 56.9
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.4 95.4 87.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.6 42.3 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 8.3 10.3 18.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 256 @ 6000 270 @ 6200 250 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 247 @ 4400 248 @ 4700 253 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 38.7 38.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19.2 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm w/Trailing Arms

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.