2012 Subaru Tribeca

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$30,595-$35,895
$28,727-$33,703
16 CITY / 21 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- Redesigned head restraints
- Additional free month of satellite radio service for Limited and Touring trims

Exterior Features
The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is a 4-door, midsize crossover SUV that is offered in three trim levels--Premium, Limited and Touring. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Subaru Tribeca seats 7 passengers and has 8.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row of seats in use and 74.4 cubic feet of space with the second- and third-row seats folded down. The base Premium trim comes equipped with cloth upholstery, heated power front seats, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control with separate rear air conditioning control, and a 6-speaker sound system with CD player and satellite radio. The Tribeca Limited adds leather upholstery, upgraded audio system with satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. Top-of-the-line Touring trims feature an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a moonroof. All Tribeca models feature a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat.

Optional Features
Options on the Subaru Tribeca include 18-inch chrome wheels and, depending on trim level, a navigation system, upgraded rearview camera, and rear-seat entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is powered by a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 256 horsepower. A 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and all-wheel drive are standard on all Tribecas. A variable torque-distribution system, standard on all Tribecas, changes the amount of power sent to each wheel depending upon driving conditions.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Subaru Tribeca are 16/21/18 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the Subaru Tribeca include active front head restraints, front-seat side-impact air bags, and side curtain air bags.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted crash tests on the 2012 Subaru Tribeca. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Tribeca received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for both frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


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