2013 Subaru Tribeca

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What's New for 2013:
  • Standard Brake Override technology
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Standard leather seats
  • Standard premium sound system

Exterior Features
The 2013 Subaru Tribeca is a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV. For 2013, it comes in a single trim level, the 3.6R Limited. Standard equipment includes power heated exterior mirrors, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, fog lights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Subaru Tribeca is equipped with power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise control, and ambient interior lighting. Leather upholstery is also standard, as well as an 8-way power driver seat, 4-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, 60/40-split folding and sliding second-row seat, and a 50/50-split folding third-row seat. Dual-zone automatic climate control with manual rear air conditioning, electroluminescent gauge lighting, and a universal garage door opener are also included, and the premium 10-speaker stereo system includes Bluetooth and satellite radio.

Behind the third-row seat, the Tribeca offers 8.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the third-row seat down, and cargo volume expands to 37.6 cubic feet. Maximum cargo volume with both rows of rear seats folded is 74.4 cubic feet.

Optional Features
Options for the 2013 Subaru Tribeca include a Power Moonroof package with a reversing camera with the display embedded into an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Navigation package with a touch-screen navigation system, and a Rear Seat Entertainment package with a 9-inch widescreen display and video game input jacks. Additional accessories are available through the Subaru dealer.

Under the Hood

The Subaru Tribeca is equipped with a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine that generates 256 horsepower. A 5-speed automatic transmission puts the power to the ground through a Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Under normal conditions, power flows in a 45:55 front-to-rear split. When the Tribeca's wheels start to slip, VTD automatically apportions power as it sees fit.

The Tribeca provides 8.4 inches of ground clearance and, when properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Subaru Tribeca are 16/21/18 mpg (city/highway/combined).

In addition to 6 air bags, traction and stability control, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, the 2013 Subaru Tribeca is equipped with a Ring-Shaped Frame Reinforcement body structure designed to deflect crash energy away from the passenger cabin in a collision.

For 2013, the Tribeca also has a new Brake Override system that is designed to make it impossible to accelerate if the brake pedal is pressed. A reversing camera is optional, and dealers can install reversing sensors in the Tribeca's rear bumper.

As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the 2013 Tribeca's crash-test performance. Last year, the structurally identical 2012 model was called a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the IIHS.


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  • Name Limited (4dr 3.6R) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32595.00 Engine 3.6L/222 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: active head restraints
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support -inc: 2-position seat memory
  • 4-way pwr passenger seat w/manual lumbar support
  • 2nd row 40/20/40 split fold-down bench seat -inc: armrest, headrests for all three seating positions
  • 3rd row 50/50 split fold-down bench seat -inc: headrests for both seating positions
  • Carpeted floor mats -inc: driver mat retention hook
  • Tilt steering column
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio & cruise controls
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Multi-function display -inc: current & average fuel economy, (2) trip computers, distance to empty, travel time, digital clock, outside temp gauge w/freezing road surface warning
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver-side auto down, illuminated switches all doors
  • Pwr door locks -inc: driver & front passenger illuminated switches
  • Remote keyless entry
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Security system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • (4) 12V aux pwr outlets -inc: center console, cargo area
  • Cupholders -inc: dual front center console, dual rear seat armrest, front & rear doors, quarter trim panels
  • Lockable illuminated glove box
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Illuminated overhead console -inc: dual front map lights
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Off-delay dome light
  • Silver metallic finish interior trim panels
  • Chrome finish interior door handles
  • Driver & front passenger seatback pockets
  • Leather-wrapped shifter
  • Cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • Cargo area tie-down hooks
  • 18" x 8.0" silver finish alloy wheels
  • P255/55HR18 all-season tires
  • T165/80R17 spare tire
  • Black side cladding
  • Black rocker spoiler
  • Body color rear roof spoiler
  • Upper body color, lower black front & rear bumpers
  • Projector low-beam/multi-reflector high-beam halogen headlights -inc: ignition switch auto-off
  • Fog lights
  • Body color manual-folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent front windshield wipers w/washer
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Dark tint privacy glass
  • Chrome finish exterior door handles
  • 3.6L DOHC SMPI 24-valve 6-cyl boxer engine -inc: dual active valve control system (DAVCS) variable valve timing, chain-driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioners
  • Direct ignition system
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission -inc: manual mode, sport mode
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
  • Dual single-outlet stainless steel exhaust tips
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Brake override system
    • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
    • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
    • Side impact door beams
    • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
    • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
    • Front & 2nd row side curtain airbags
    • Rollover sensor
    • Driver & front passenger 3-point seatbelts -inc: height adjustable shoulder belt anchors, pretensioners, force limiters, emergency locking retractors (ELR), passenger-side automatic locking retractors (ALR)
    • 3-point seatbelts for (3) 2nd row & (2) 3rd row seating positions -inc: emergency locking retractors (ELR) & automatic locking retractors (ALR)
    • 2nd row outboard LATCH child safety seat anchor system
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
    • Safety pedal system
    • Dual-tone horn
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player -inc: 385-watt Harman Kardon amplifier
    • Harman Kardon 10-speaker system -inc: (1) dash panel center channel speaker, (2) front door speakers, (2) front door tweeters, (4) rear door stacked dual cone speakers, (1) subwoofer
    • XM satellite radio (Subscription required)
    • 3.5mm aux input jack
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity module
    • Roof-mounted audio/satellite antenna

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