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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Stopping the engine
The ignition switch should be turned off only when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is idling. Do not stop the engine when the vehicle is moving. This will cause loss of power to the power s ...

Tire chains
Tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. NOTE When tire chains cannot be used, use of another type of traction dev ...

Cruise control indicator light
This light illuminates when the УCRUISEФ main switch is pressed. NOTE Х If you press the УCRUISEФ main switch button while turning the ignition switch УONФ, the cruise control function is deactiva ...