2011 Subaru Tribeca review

Subaru is on a roll, with recent redesigns of the Forester, Outback and Legacy earning recognition from Cars.com editors and consumers alike for their value and how competitive they are within their segments. Another all-new Subaru Ч the 36-mpg 2012 Impreza Ч will debut this summer, leaving one Subaru that seems to have been forgotten: the seven-seat Tribeca crossover SUV.

The 2011 Subaru Tribeca shines when it comes to ride quality and safety ratings, but its smaller size and outdated interior hold it back compared with three-row crossover rivals.

In fact, the Tribeca doesn't seem to be quite the value other Subarus are. (See three-row crossovers compared.) Tribecas come in base Premium, midlevel Limited and loaded Touring trim levels. I drove a Touring. All come standard with a six-cylinder engine, automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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To temporarily cancel the cruise control
The cruise control can be temporarily canceled in the following ways. - Push the УCANCELФ button. - Depress the brake pedal. - Depress the clutch pedal (MT models only). - Shift the select ...

Combination meter illumination
When the ignition switch is turned to the УONФ position, the various parts of the combination meter are illuminated in the following sequence. 1. Warning lights, indicator lights, meter needles, ga ...

Meters and gauges
NOTE Liquid-crystal displays are used in some of the meters and gauges on the combination meter. You will find their indications hard to see if you wear polarized glasses. ...