2012 Subaru Tribeca  -  $31,370


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $31,370
Base Invoice: $29,502
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr 3.6R Premium
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: 3.6R Premium
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.6L DOHC 6-cyl boxer engine

Value Writeup

The Subaru Tribeca is a car-based crossover vehicle, meaning that it's going to ride and handle better on the road than utility vehicles that emphasize off-roading. While it's at the small end of mid-size, the Tribeca manages three rows of seating, to fit up to seven, so it's a good choice if you have to occasionally haul several kids in back. Also, safety is a good reason to consider the Tribeca; its all-wheel-drive system can prove an asset on slick roads and it's been a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Pros

All-weather performance; good balance between ride and handling; 7-passenger capability; versatility


Model News

The 2012 Tribeca gets dual-zone air conditioning standard, but generally, it's the same as the 2011 model.


Model Highlights

The Tribeca is offered in Premium, Limited and Touring models. Only one powertrain is available, a 3.6L horizontally opposed "boxer" 6-cylinder and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

All-wheel drive is standard on the Tribeca, as it is on all Subarus; the Variable Torque Distribution system works with the electronic stability control and traction control to provide continuous traction to the wheels that can use it. During normal driving, the system sends 55 percent of torque to the rear wheels to aid handling no matter what the road conditions. Anti-lock brakes are also included. Towing is quite respectable on the Tribeca, with a 3,500-pound rating.

Thanks to the relatively low center of mass and a suspension that's tuned more for road performance than off-road capability, the Tribeca handles quite well while still offering an absorbent ride.

The Tribeca has three rows of seating to accommodate up to seven. First and second rows are quite comfortable, while the front seats afford a better view outward than most other crossovers. The second-row bench is split and slides forward or back to help optimize the balance of legroom with the third row; the third row is also split and folds flat to expand the cargo area when not in use.

Premium models feature standard heated power mirrors, an adjustable steering wheel, cruise control and a cargo shade.

The Limited Tribeca gets leather upholstery, a power memory driver's seat, additional ambient lighting inside, Bluetooth hands-free and a 385-watt harman/kardon audio system with satellite radio. The Touring trim adds HID headlamps, a power moonroof and a rear camera monitor with an auto-dimming mirror, plus some appearance enhancements such as silver-painted roof rails, a silver-painted chin guard in front and upgraded 7-spoke alloy wheels.

The Tribeca Touring offers even more features than the Tribeca Limited model. HID headlamps, a power moonroof, a rear camera monitor and silver roof rails are included.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
270.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
354.90 mi

Engine Type
Gas Flat 6

Displacement
3.6L/222

Fuel System
Gasoline

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
256 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Sportshift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
133.5 ft³

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in

Second Head Room
38.2 in

Second Leg Room
34.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.5 in

Third Head Room
36.2 in

Third Leg Room
30.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
51.3 in

Wheelbase
108.2 in

Length, Overall
191.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.9 in

Height, Overall
66.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
62.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
37.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
8.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4173 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18

Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V014000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
53,480

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Subaru Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza (including WRX and STI models), 2006-2012 Tribeca, 2009-2012 Forester, Legacy, Outback, and 2012 WRX vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is TKA-17.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V602000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 26, 2012

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
633,842

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012. Up to 53,999 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

Consequence
Over time, migration of the moisture into the circuit board and/or into the connector cavity, may result in a short circuit of the puddle light system. This may generate heat which may melt the plastic resulting in smoke or fire.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fused-harness, free of charge. The recall began February 19, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Subaru's recall campaign number is WQE-41. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V060000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES , STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected
77,000

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Tribeca vehicles manufactured November 16, 2004, to January 27, 2014. Due to a possible malfunction of the hood safety system and hood lock system, the hood may open unexpectedly while driving.

Consequence
If the hood unexpectedly opens while driving, it may interfere with the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will complete this recall in two phases. Phase one will involve inspection, cleaning, and lubricating the hood safety and hood lock systems. If after this is performed the hood latch does not operate properly, it will be replaced with a new current style part. Phase two will involve installing an improved hood safety system and hood lock system. Interim notification was mailed March 4, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQX-59 (phase one) and WQY-60 (phase two).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
16.4%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

3.6L DOHC 6-cyl boxer engine

Dual active valve control system (DAVCS) -inc: variable valve timing

Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system

5-speed automatic transmission

Symmetrical all-wheel drive

4-wheel independent suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Pwr steering

Front ventilated/solid rear disc brakes

(2) single outlet stainless steel exhaust tips

18" 5-dual-spoke alloy wheels

P255/55HR18 all-season tires

Full-size spare

Black side cladding

Black rocker spoiler

Body color rear roof spoiler

Upper body color, lower black front & rear bumpers

Headlights ignition switch auto off

Fog lights

Body color 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

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, (6) speakers, 3.5mm aux input jack, pre-wired for SiriusXM satellite radio, in-glass audio antenna

Cloth upholstery

Front bucket seats -inc: active head restraints

8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support

4-way pwr passenger seat w/manual lumbar support

Heated front seats

2nd row 40/20/40 split fold-down seat -inc: armrest, headrests for all three seating positions

3rd row 50/50 split fold-down seat -inc: headrests for both seating positions

Front & rear carpeted floor mats

Tilt steering wheel

Steering wheel-mounted audio controls

Illuminated ignition switch ring

Multi-function display -inc: outside temp

Pwr windows -inc: driver-side auto down, illuminated switches

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Anti-theft engine immobilizer

Security system

Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: 6-speed fan, air filtration system

Rear air conditioning -inc: 4-speed fan control

Rear window defogger

(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

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Overhead console -inc: dual front map lights, sunglasses holder

Front door courtesy lights

Off-delay dome light

Silver metallic finish interior trim panels

Chrome finish interior door handles

Driver & front passenger seatback pockets

Cargo area grocery bag hooks

Cargo area tie-down hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)

Brake assist

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

Traction control system (TCS)

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger advanced airbags

Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags

Front & 2nd row rear side curtain airbags

Passenger airbag on/off switch

Rollover sensor

3-point seatbelts for all seat positions, height adjustable shoulder belt anchors

Rear seat outboard LATCH child safety seat anchor system

Rear child safety locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Safety brake pedal system

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
ALASKA DELIVERY
$150

 
BASE MODEL
$0

 
GRAPHITE GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SLATE GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
POPULAR PKG 3
$642

 
UTILITY PKG
$567

 
TRAILER HITCH, TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER
$707

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$51

 
ROOF RACK AERO CROSSBAR, FIXED POSITION
$215

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$89

 
FRONT BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$249

 
REAR BUMPER COVER
$65

 
SPLASH GUARD KIT
$154

 
PUDDLE LIGHTS
$271

 
GRAY BLUECONNECT KIT
$425

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO KIT
$449

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
IPOD INTERFACE KIT
$225

 
SUBWOOFER W/AMPLIFIER
$251

 
1ST & 2ND ROW ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$60

 
1ST & 2ND & 3RD ROW ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$85

 
REMOTE ENGINE STARTER
$379

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR
$102

 
REVERSE ASSIST SENSORS
$360

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS
$194

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR W/COMPASS/HOMELINK
$269

 
REAR CARGO NET
$46

 
REAR SEATBACK CARGO NET
$62

 
GRAY CARGO TRAY
$50

 
GRAY LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER
$75

 
BLACK LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER, RETRACTABLE
$158


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