2013 Subaru Tribeca

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2013 Subaru Tribeca
2013 Subaru Tribeca

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Smooth, comfy ride
  • Original yet functional dashboard design

The bad:

  • Non-telescoping steering wheel
  • Narrow side mirrors
  • Side curtain airbags don't cover third row

1 trim

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Notable features

  • 256-hp flat-six engine
  • Standard AWD
  • Optional remote start
  • Seven-passenger seating

2013 Subaru Tribeca review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Tribeca comes with all-wheel drive and seats seven with a standard third row. It competes with other midsize crossovers like the Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander. It’s the only three-row model in Subaru’s lineup.
New for 2013
The 2013 Tribeca gets a brake override system but there are no other significant changes.
Originally introduced with a controversial grille, the Tribeca’s front-end styling has since been tweaked and is now fairly conventional. All models have 18-inch alloy wheels. Exterior features include:

  • Standard fog lights
  • Standard heated power side mirrors
  • Optional roof rack

The Tribeca features a wraparound cockpit with faux metal overlays. The second-row seats have easy-to-use adjusters that slide the seats forward for easier third-row access. Interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone air conditioning
  • Standard steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Standard power seats
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional backup camera

Under the Hood
A 3.6-liter six-cylinder is standard. Mechanical features include:

  • 256 horsepower and 247 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard independent front and rear suspension

Standard safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Six airbags, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for first- and second-row occupants but not for third-row passengers

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Very happy I bought it

I really like this SUV. The size is perfect. The interior is very nice and I got all the options. Very powerful engine, but it does drink some gas. That is the only downside. People have talked about the third row seating, but I assumed that is for kids and since I do not have any, Its fine to me.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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