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 — the 36-mpg 2012 Impreza — 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The 2011 Subaru Tribeca shines when it comes to ride quality and safety ratings, but its smaller size and outdated interior hold it back compared with three-row crossover rivals.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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Exterior
1) Engine hood lock release (page 11-7) 2) Headlight switch (page 3-28) 3) Bulb replacement (page 11-48) 4) Wiper switch (page 3-32) 5) Moonroof (page 2-28) 6) Roof rail (page 8-14) 7) Door lo ...

Alarm system
The alarm system helps to protect your vehicle and valuables from theft. The horn sounds and the turn signal lights flash if someone attempts to break into your vehicle. The starter motor is also inte ...

Under-floor storage compartment (if equipped)
4-door models 5-door models The storage compartment is located under the floor of the trunk (4-door) or the cargo area (5-door), and it can be used to store small items. To open the lid, pull the ta ...