2008 Subaru Tribeca Overview


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2008 Subaru Tribeca Overview

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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    Headlight Problems Tribeca

    Ihave constant problemwith bulbs burning out every couple months

    5,348 views with 47 answers (last answer 6 days 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 ...

    21 views with 4 answers (last answer 7 months 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.

    34 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 months 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...

    699 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 years ago)

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

    439 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 years ago)