2014 Subaru Tribeca | new car review
Features on the top of the line variant are impressive.
The Tribeca flaunts a dull exterior and is ridiculously overpriced.
Where do we begin with the 2014 Subaru Tribeca? Its design that is so soft, dull and understated lacks excitement in a segment where the Korean’s fluidic sculpture design philosophy is taking over by storm. Simply said, the 2014 Subaru Tribeca isn’t exactly handsome and most definitely doesn’t stand out from the crowd.
Whatever creativity that was lacking on the exterior of the car, has found its way to the interiors. The two-tone dashboard that is divided by silver trim running through the middle, melts into the centre console with everything from the central A/C vents to the various knobs and buttons adopting a convex theme. Though the exhaustively flowing dashboard may be to some people’s liking, it definitely isn’t to ours.
The 2014 Subaru Tribeca has front 2-stage inflation, front side and curtain airbags (first and second rows), for enhanced occupant protection, as well as active headrests. Additionally, a new rollover sensor automatically activates curtain airbags and front seatbelt pretensioners if it detects that the vehicle is about to rollover.
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258 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque is what the 3.6 litre horizontally opposed 6 cylinder engine puts out while being mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission. As you progress up the spec ladder, features such as a 6 CD changer with MP3 support, Cruise Control and HID lamps are made available.
Have a seat, because you’re about to have the shock of your life. We’re not sure what the guys at Subaru were thinking when they got around to pricing this thing, but it wears a starting price tag of AED 130,000 that rises to AED 150,000 for the fully loaded variant. Why they’d do this is beyond us, but what we can tell you, is to go for the Chevrolet Captiva; it offers the same number of seats, is better equipped and will save you AED 40,000!