The Subaru Tribeca has all the right feel of control and dexterity, plus impressive hauling capacity for people and things. The 3.6-liter H6 engine delivers competitive performance when compared with other SUVs. Careful suspension tuning and a relatively low center of gravity results in responsive handling that makes driving the Tribeca enjoyable. The engine and ride quality are smooth and comfortable. Subaru's all-wheel drive technology is thoroughly proven.
Tom Lankard contributed to this report following his test drive on the coastal roads north of the Bay Area, with Mitch McCullough reporting from the Wine Country, Kirk Bell in Chicago, John Katz in Pennsylvania, and Sam Moses in the Pacific Northwest.