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 Ч the 36-mpg 2012 Impreza Ч 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The 2011 Subaru Tribeca shines when it comes to ride quality and safety ratings, but its smaller size and outdated interior hold it back compared with three-row crossover rivals.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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Defrosting or defogging the windshield
Defrosting or defogging the windshield To direct warm air to the windshield and front door windows: 1. Set the airflow control dial to the УФ position. 2. Turn the temperature control dial ...

Installing a rearward facing child restraint
1. Place the child restraint system in the rear seating position. 2. Run the lap and shoulder belt through or around the child restraint system following the instructions provided by its manufact ...

SPORT mode
SPORT mode SPORT mode is used when power is needed for rapid acceleration or for uphill driving. To select this mode, move the select lever from the УDФ position to the manual gate. ...