2008 Subaru Tribeca Overview


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5 Passenger
15 national listings
Avg. Price: $10,360
7 Passenger
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $10,464
Limited 5 Passenger
Avg. Price: $12,246
Limited 5-Passenger w/Navi
Avg. Price: $11,933
Limited 7 Passenger
Avg. Price: $12,687
Limited 7-Passenger w/ Navi and DVD
Avg. Price: $12,909
Limited 7-Passenger w/Navi
Avg. Price: $12,250

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4.95 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Fair And Balanced by Martin
 — The Tribeca offers a good overall performance. The H6 engine delivers in silence and comfort. However the tiptronic transmission is a little slow. The vehicle is robust and can handle some offroad ... Read More
Great Car. by CARLS56VW
 — The Tribeca provided our family great transportation. It was reliable and very comfortable for long trips. It handled well in all weather conditions. The traction control system really makes a differe... Read More
Tribeca -love That Car by Ariane
 — love it - leather seats with heat are the best. supercomfy... entertainment center on the back, plenty of baggage room. Handles well . GPS, reverse camera and full compat computer built it. Still lo... Read More

2008 Subaru Tribeca Overview

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2008 Subaru Tribeca

The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is a revised edition of the B9 Tribeca, the midsize SUV Subaru introduced in 2006. The B9 Tribeca never quite caught on; Subaru hopes the re-engineered and redesigned Tribeca will make more of an impact in the crossover sport utility vehicle market.

And there's been a lot of advance buzz about the 2008 Tribeca and its engine. It's still an inline 6-cylinder, but a retooling by Subaru has brought its capacity to 3.6 liters (from 3.0) and its horsepower to 254 (from 245). Torque has improved most dramatically, up to 247 lb.-ft. from 215. In addition, reviewers tout the new engine's improved fuel efficiency.

You'll also see some striking design changes in the new Tribeca. It's more squared-off, less self-consciously aerodynamic than the B9 Tribeca; that translates into a roomier interior as well as a more substantial exterior look. Both the five-passenger and seven-passenger versions offer more headroom and legroom than their predecessors.

The '08 Tribeca is available in two trims (Base and Limited) and two body styles (five-passenger and seven-passenger). 18-inch wheels and an updated automatic transmission make it more roadworthy than before; EPA estimates hold at 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. If you're shopping for a crossover SUV, the Tribeca might be worth another look.


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Subaru Tribeca Questions


Headlight Problems Tribeca

Ihave constant problemwith bulbs burning out every couple months

4,433 views with 37 answers (last answer about a week ago)

Low Beams Stopped Working On 07 Tribeca

Everything works but low beams. Checked all H/L fuses in interior and engine areas except large fuses in engine area. I didnt just want to yank them out and break them so ideas for removing them or ...

15 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

My 08 Tribeca Blew Driver Side Bulbs Like Crazy Until I Bought A Quality Af...

I have not blown bulbs since installing this new system.

12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
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Heaters/ac Fan Speed

I can not get the heat to go above 65 and the fan will only allow me to turn up the speed....I reset the battery and this got me to a start off point of 75, then when I tried to go up it went down, th...

657 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 years ago)

What Are Differencies Between 2008 Tribeca 7 Seat Limited European And Amer...

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