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

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    Headlights Burn Out Frequently

    We've had our '08 Tribeca since it was new and have had to replace the headlights frequently seems like once a year. Wondering if anyone else has had similar issues and if so were you able to figure...

    32 views with 8 answers (last answer about a month ago)
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    Running Lights Won't Come On When I Have My Headlights On.

    Why won't my running lights come when I turn on my headlights already checked all fuses bulbs switch can't figure it out

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

    Pre Purchase Of 2008 Tribeca Questions

    Need advice..disabled buying with credit card...can't afford buying something with problems.... 150,000 miles checked by one mechanic. Front struts replaced. Everything works. Am able to take to a ...

    30 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

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