June 25, 2011
Purchased our Tribeca one week ago with only 5 miles on it. We already own a 2010 Legacy and have been very pleased with the performance, reliability and fuel efficiency of the Legacy. Had a trip planned to Atlanta from Savannah for the following week so we decided this would be a good time to test the Tribeca. The performance and handling of the Tribeca is top notch and easily compare to any other high end SUV. The only complaint I have thus far is with the lack of fuel efficiency. From Savannah to Atlanta I got 18 MPG and the return trip averaged 20 MPG. Overall the trip was 17 MPG including the stop and go in Atlanta. I got spoiled with the performance, reliability and fuel efficiency of the Legacy and expected the same from the Tribeca. I am sure Subaru is already looking into squeezing a few more MPG out of the Tribeca, just wish they would have done it for the 2011 models. The performance and handling of the Tribeca far outweigh the 4 or 5 MPG you will save in gas on comparable models, plus this is a proven AWD vehicle and you will definitely appreciate it when you have to make a U-turn during a thunderstorm because you GPS cannot get a signal.