2009 Subaru Tribeca review

Not since the Pontiac Aztek has an SUV been so heavily criticized for its appearance as was Subaru's B9 Tribeca when it debuted. For 2008, Subaru has replaced the controversial grille that became the crossover SUV's defining characteristic, tweaked its overall appearance and increased the size and power of its horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. Subaru has also dropped the B9 portion of the model's name.

The updates make the Tribeca a better SUV than it was before. However, significant ergonomic and visibility problems and an only-adequate new engine mean that even though the styling blunder has been corrected, the Tribeca still has some catching up to do in the midsize-crossover segment.

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Backward direction
Turn the TUNE/TRACK/CH dial counterclockwise to skip to the beginning of the current track/file (track). Each time the dial is turned, the indicated track/file (track) number will decrease. N ...

Defrosting or defogging
To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Press the button. 2. Set the temperature control dial to the red side. 3. Set the fan speed control dial at the highest speed. NO ...

Behavior with key lock-in prevention function non-operational
● If the lock lever is turned to the rear (LOCK) position with the drivers door open and the drivers door is then closed with the lock lever in that position, the drivers door is locked ...