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Subaru B9 Tribeca

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Subaru B9 Tribeca
Subaru
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2005 - present
Class Mid-size CUV
Body Style 5 door, 5-7 seat Wagon
Length 4865 mm
Width 1880 mm
Height 1720 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm
Weight 1935 kg
Transmission 5 Speed Automatic, AWD
Engine 3.0 litre Boxer-6
3.6 litre Boxer-6
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Mazda CX-9
BMW X5
Designer Andreas Zapatinas

The Subaru B9 Tribeca is a five- or seven-seat mid-size crossover SUV which was launched for the 2006 model year and went on sale in June 2005. It is based on the Subaru Legacy platform and the B9X concept car. The production version of this SUV is named for New York City's famed Tribeca neighborhood. It is the first Subaru vehicle, excluding the Japan-only Subaru R1/R2 featuring the new Subaru design language of a triangular grille and a rounded bodyshape, which many in the Subaru community have found controversial.

The B9 Tribeca is powered by a 3.0 L boxer engine and is priced from US$ 30,695 to 38,320. Saab was planned to have also received a version of the vehicle, called the 9-6X, but such plans have been stopped with Toyota's acquisition of the FHI stake held by General Motors (Saab's parent company). It would have been built alongside the Tribeca at Subaru's Lafayette, Indiana factory.

In the United States, Subaru's television ad campaign for the Tribeca has promeninently featured the Kansas song "Dust in the Wind".

See Wikicars' comprehensive Subaru B9 Tribeca Review.

Recent Changes

The Tribeca was slightly reworked for 2007 to address many of the complaints of reviewers. The updated model, debuting at the Chicago Auto Show, includes some work on the nose with a blacked-out grille, and revised struts, stabilizer bars, and spring rates for better handling. Inside, XM Satellite Radio and iPod connectors are pre-wired, while a backup camera and parking assist system can be added to the navigation system. A $1300 Special Edition includes a mesh grille, XM radio, and special wheels.

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Engine and Transmission

Type: flat-6, aluminum block and heads
Bore x stroke: 3.51 x 3.15 in, 89.2 x 80.0mm
Displacement: 183 cu in, 3000cc
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel-delivery system: port injection
Valve gear: chain-driven double overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic lifters, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing and lift
Power (SAE net): 250 bhp @ 6600 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 219 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Redline: 7000 rpm

Performance

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Reliability

  • RECALL ALERT: On March 17, 2010, Subaru issued a recall alert affecting 1,585 2010 Subaru Tribecas for improperly installed door latch cables that might catch in the door glass regulator when the window is rolled down causing the door to open. Subaru insists owners to contact their local dealer, who will replace the defective items free of charge. This recall is filed under NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number 10V108000. [1]

Safety

When the Subaru Tribeca underwent ANCAP's crash testing, the Tribeca earned 5 stars but the pedestrian test wasn't conducted for the Tribeca. [2]

Safety features

  • Dual front airbags
  • Side thorax airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • ABS/EBD
  • Electronic stability control/Traction control
  • Front seatbelt reminders
  • Rearview camera

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Main Competitors

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Hybrid Models

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Unique Attributes

The design of the B9 Tribeca is derived from inspiration of aircrafts taken from Subaru's history as an aircraft manufacturer.

Interior

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Current Generation: (2007–present)

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First Generation/Origins (2006–2007)

First appeared at the 2005 Detroit Motor Show, the B9 Tribeca reveals Subaru's new design particularly the "jet-style" grille carried over to the facelifted Impreza.

Worldwide

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Design quirks and oddities

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See also

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