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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Windshield washer fluid
CAUTION Never use engine coolant as washer fluid because it could cause paint damage. If you spray washer fluid on the windshield but the windshield washer fluid warning light illuminates or the ...

Cup holder
CAUTION ● Do not pick up a cup from the cup holder or put a cup in the holder while you are driving, as this may distract you and lead to an accident. ● Take care to avoid spills. Beve ...

Illumination brightness control
Illumination brightness control The brightness of clock display, audio, air conditioner, information display and instrument panel illumination dims when the light switch is in the “” or “” ...