The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is the largest offering in the brand’s fleet, and it’s exactly the right size, fitting into spaces that most other seven-passenger vehicles only wish they could and possessing agility the others can only wish they had. The Tribeca is an outstanding value, offering standard features that are options on most other crossover utility vehicles. What’s more, the Tribeca also happens to be one of the safest crossovers on the road.
The 2012 Tribeca is available in three trim levels: 3.6R Premium, 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring.
Every Tribeca model is powered by a 3.6-liter, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine, a signature Subaru engine design that powers the Tribeca with 256 hp and 247 lb/ft of torque. Not only is the Tribeca powerful, it’s also fuel efficient, returning up to 21 mpg highway.
The low position of the flat BOXER engine helps the Tribeca maintain a lower center of gravity, giving it handling and stability that are superior to competitive SUVs. Include the Symmetrical AWD system, a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capability and the independent suspension at all four corners, and you have a seven-passenger machine that can handle all roads and weather conditions with athletic confidence.
The stylish and innovative Tribeca interior was designed with versatility in mind, featuring three-row seating that configures in many ways. Second-row seats can split 60/40 or 40/20/40, and they move forward and back 7.8 inches. For easy access to the 50/50-split third-row seats, the second-row seats tip forward. To maximum cargo capacity, all three rows fold completely flat for a generous 74 cubic feet of space. Underfloor rear cargo-area storage increases the hauling versatility of the Tribeca.
The 3.6R Premium comes standard with a long list of amenities that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated side mirrors, remote keyless entry, privacy glass, full power accessories, four 12-volt power outlets, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control with air filtration, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle and a 100-watt, six-speaker stereo with Satellite Radio and auxiliary input.
The 3.6R Limited models add more luxury with leather upholstery, ambient lighting and a 385-watt, 10-speaker harman/kardon® audio system with Bluetooth® phone capability.
Tribeca 3.6R Touring models max out the standard features list with special 18-inch alloy wheels, body-colored side sills, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, a Rear Vision Camera and a power moonroof. The 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring models can also be optioned with a touchscreen navigation system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a nine-inch widescreen display and two wireless headsets.
All Tribeca models come standard with the Subaru Safety System, which includes essential safety features like the four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Every Tribeca is built with the Subaru Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame body structure, which features reinforcement rods and high-tensile steel to add strength and rigidity for the ultimate in occupant protection. All of these standard safety features add up to the Tribeca being one of the safest midsize SUVs on the road, as evidenced by its being awarded the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “2011 Top Safety Pick.”
If you’re seeking a midsize crossover SUV that offers class-leading safety, car-like agility, interior versatility, a long list of standard features and the unparalleled all-weather performance of Symmetrical AWD, then the 2012 Subaru Tribeca should be number one on your list.
Schedule a test drive with us today, and bring the entire family along so you’ll all agree that the 2012 Subaru Tribeca should be your next family machine.