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The 2011 Subaru Tribeca shines when it comes to ride quality and safety ratings, but its smaller size and outdated interior hold it back compared with three-row crossover rivals.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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Under the cargo area
1) Under-floor storage compartment (if equipped) (Refer to Under-floor storage compartment) 2) Jack handle 3) Tool bucket 4) Spare tire 1) Wheel nut wrench 2) Hex-head wrench (onl ...

Turn signal indicator lights
These lights show the operation of the turn signal or lane change signal. If the indicator lights do not blink or blink rapidly, the turn signal bulb may be burned out. Replace the bulb as soon a ...

Voice command system
Voice command system 1) OFF hook switch 2) ON hook switch 3) Talk switch To turn on the voice command system, press the talk switch briefly. To turn off the voice command system, wait for 5 sec ...