• (4.8) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,505–$28,493
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 256-hp, 3.6-liter H-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 7
2010 Subaru Tribeca

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Subaru Tribeca

What We Don't Like

  • Non-telescoping steering wheel
  • Narrow side mirrors
  • Side curtain airbags don't cover third row
  • Center dash vents can't be closed
  • Seat memory doesn't remember side-mirror position

Notable Features

  • 256-hp flat-six engine
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional remote start
  • Seven-passenger seating for all models

2010 Subaru Tribeca Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Tribeca comes with standard all-wheel drive and seats seven with a now-standard third row. It competes with other midsize SUV/crossover models such as the Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander. It's the only three-row SUV/crossover in Subaru's lineup.

New for 2010
The five-passenger versions are no longer offered, so all models now have three rows of seats for seven-passenger capacity. A new Touring model has a moonroof, navigation system and backup camera among its standard features.

All models now have body-colored side cladding. The new Touring model has silver (instead of black) roof rails, a silver lower front bumper and standard xenon headlights.

  • Standard fog lights
  • Standard power, heated side mirrors
  • Newly styled standard 18-inch wheels
  • Optional roof rack
  • Optional mudflaps

The Tribeca features a wraparound cockpit with metallic overlays. The second-row seats have easy-to-use adjusters that slide the seats forward for easier third-row access.
  • Standard dual-zone air conditioning
  • Standard steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional power leather seats
  • Optional backup camera
  • Optional backseat DVD entertainment system

Under the Hood
There's one engine, a 3.6-liter boxer six-cylinder.
  • 256 horsepower and 247 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard independent front and rear suspension

The Tribeca comes with a variety of standard safety features, including:
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Six standard airbags, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for first- and second-row passengers but not for third-row passengers

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 5 reviews

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Great vehicle

by Afunk82 from on June 17, 2017

Typical for Subaru, reliable, capable, and value for your money. ......................

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2010 Subaru Tribeca Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru Tribeca 3.6R Limited

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front
Roof Strength

IIHS Ratings

Based on Subaru Tribeca 3.6R Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Subaru Tribeca 3.6R Limited

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Subaru Tribeca 3.6R Limited

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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