Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,111 - $37,795
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
256
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,111 - $37,795
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
256
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Subaru Tribeca If...

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2009 Subaru Tribeca Owner Reviews

4.58

24 Reviews

63% 33% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Zippy & great in the snow.

I love the 6 cylinder engine. It is got great stamina and is even quite zippy, especially for an SUV. It does fantastic in the snow, even better than the outback I used to drive. The only drawbacks I have found are minor convenience issues: the design of the front seats is a little claustrophobic/space shuttle like! And the backseat ac seems to be only cold air.. Not great in winter. Plus the way back seats have very little air pressure compared to the front and middle rows.

- Rebecca P

Subaru Tribeca; bring it back.

The only dislike I have with my Subaru is there are no heating vents in the rear of the vehicle, very inconvenient in the winter time. I have owned it for 140,,000 miles with one complete tune up some new tires and replacement of front pass side cv joint. Regular oil changes, very low maintenance on a great performing vehicle always a ton of power. A comfortable family ride for 5 plus dog for vacation or just a day at the park.

- Stephanie B

Subaru Tribeca review - great for mountain families.

I love that it has 3rd row seating, and is a reliable vehicle for my family that lives in a high altitude, mountain community. The all wheel drive with studded snow tires gets all of us where we need to go. I dislike the very small gas tank and that I have to replace the headlights every six months or so. It is easy to clean and comfortable. Friends always remark on the interior - say it looks like a spaceship.

- Billie B

Ranked #5 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,111 - $10,650
$8,207 - $10,906

Horsepower

Horsepower
256 hp
256 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L DOHC 6
3.6L DOHC 6
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.3 in.
34.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 in.
38.2 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.2 in.
108.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
73.9 in.
73.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4140 .lbs
4190 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
256 hp
256 hp

Torque

Torque
247 ft. lbs.
247 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 350 .lbs
200 - 350 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Flat 6 Cylinder
Flat 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal.
16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 11 mpg
8 - 11 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
21 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety