The 2008 Subaru Tribeca – future prospects look good

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The 2008 Subaru Tribeca gets a new look, a better engine and tons of improvements. The team at Subaru shows it’s got lots of talent, and courage because the new Tribeca concept is a lot more conformist than expected, fact that could put buyers off.

A great step ahead is the engine technology used on the 2008 Tribeca. A brand new 3.6-liter flat-six is to be found under the hood, instead of the old 3.0-liter engine. New is also am active valve control system varies cam timing on both the intake and the exhaust side. This engine has a plus of 600 cc. On regular gasoline, this new engine bursts out at 256 hp, at 6000 rpm. Total torque is of 247 lb-ft at 4400 rpm. From 0 to 60 mph the car does 8.2 sec. The previous engine barely made 215 lb-ft at 4200, with super unleaded gas. Transmission is the same five-speed automatic, but with great improvements like the torque converter and control unit, plus a reduction of internal friction.Gears can now be changed much faster, with smoother downshifts. For it’s class, the Subaru 2008 Tribeca is a real nice drive, smooth and comfortable. The 255/55R-18 all-season tires assure good friction and less lean and flop in transitions. 

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Interior is nothing extraordinary, but good materials and style are the pluses of the Tribeca at this sector. Design has been quite appreciated so far, even if the car might have done well with a “naughty” look. Fuel consumption is very good, for a 4129 lb (curb weight) car, only 18 mpg EPA combined. Seating seven passengers, the Subaru Tribeca goes above it’s class, and could please a wide range of buyers. So future prospects look good for Subaru, the Tribeca being on sale right now.

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