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2008 Subaru Tribeca review and picture


Out with the old and in with the new seems to the motto for the Subaru make in 2008, which is releasing several remodeled and completely new or replacement car models. The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is one of them, which gets a new start by dropping the B9 from its name and coming in a wholly overhauled model that’s hardly recognizable compared to its former form. It’s still a little cramped in the back, and unfortunately costs more this year, but its entertaining, all weather driving will still draw many old fans.

The Good:

  • drives silently
  • more compact and agile than before
  • well designed interior

The Bad:

  • both back rows lack space
  • not much room for storage
  • handles only moderately
  • costs a lot

There are some huge changes, additions, and losses for the 2008 model of the Subaru Tribeca this time around. Under the hood, a new 3.6 liter six cylinder engine boosts the power and perfomrance, as well as the roque. Also in that category is the redesigned five speed automatic transmission, which now shifts with more ease. The rear suspension is softer now, and it’s easier to get to the third row seat. The Tribeca gets a new style last year, a big improvement on last year’s B9.

The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is a midsize crossover sports utility vehicle that is available in two trim levels, base and limited, as well as five to seven passenger sizes. The base trim levels comes with the following features standard:

  • AC
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • tilt steering wheel
  • auxiliary input jack
  • full power accessories
  • remote entry
  • 7 inch LCD display
  • power front seats
  • cruise control

The top of the line trim level, the 2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited, comes with:

  • moonroof
  • roof rails
  • better speakers
  • CD changer
  • leather seating
  • HomeLink
  • heated front seats
  • driver side memory

The 2008 Subaru Tribeca did great on government crash tests, earning five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in frontal and side impact tests. It got a good rating from the IIHS as wll. As far as safety features go, it comes standard with a rollover sensor, traction control, stability control, antilock brakes, brake assist, and various airbag options.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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