Compare Subaru Tribeca vs. Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Toyota Highlander

Compare the Subaru Tribeca against the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota Highlander. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Tribeca, Highlander Hybrid and Highlander stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Tribeca, Highlander Hybrid and Highlander. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Subaru Tribeca 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Toyota Highlander
2010 Subaru Tribeca 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Toyota Highlander
3.6R Premium
  • 3.6R Premium
  • 3.6R Limited
  • 3.6R Touring
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (SE)
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • 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)


MSRP $30,495 $34,900 $25,855
Invoice $28,635 $31,759 $23,269
Avg. Paid $16,854 $21,536 $16,500

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.1 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.6 8.2
Performance 7.5 8.4 8.0
Interior 7.2 8.0 8.1
Cost to Own 8.8 8.8 8.9
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.2
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Great safety scores
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Below-average reliability for the class
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 6-cyl 3.6L/221.5 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door


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

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 Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 4508 3847

Tires & Wheels

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


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

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


Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 145.4 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.6 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.2 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.7 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 59.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 30.9 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.4 94.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.6 42.3 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 8.3 10.3


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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


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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 256 @ 6000 209 @ 5600 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 247 @ 4400 212 @ 3600 186 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 39.0 38.7


Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.2 19.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Type MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans 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.