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Price and option breakdown: base Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited (includes $625 freight), $32,920; navigation system, $2000; DVD-entertainment system, $1800; third-row seat, $1600

Major standard accessories: power windows, seats, locks, and sunroof; remote locking; A/C; cruise control; tilting steering wheel; rear defroster and wiper
Sound system: Subaru AM-FM/CD changer, 9 speakers

ENGINE
Type: flat-6, aluminum block and heads
Bore x stroke: 3.51 x 3.15 in, 89.2 x 80.0mm
Displacement: 183 cu in, 3000cc
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Fuel-delivery system: port injection
Valve gear: chain-driven double overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic lifters, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing and lift
Power (SAE net): 250 bhp @ 6600 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 219 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Redline: 7000 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: 5-speed automatic with manumatic shifting
Final-drive ratio: 3.54:1
4-wheel-drive system: full time with automatically
locking center differential
Gear, Ratio, Mph/1000 rpm, Max test speed
I, 3.84, 5.8, 40 mph (7000 rpm)
II, 2.35, 9.5, 66 mph (7000 rpm)
III, 1.53, 14.5, 102 mph (7000 rpm)
IV, 1.00, 22.2, 130 mph (5800 rpm)
V, 0.84, 26.5, 130 mph (4900 rpm)

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 108.2 in
Track, front/rear: 62.2/62.1 in
Length/width/height: 189.8/73.9/66.5 in
Ground clearance: 8.4 in
Curb weight: 4260 lb
Weight distribution, F/R: 54.9/45.1%
Curb weight per horsepower: 17.0 lb
Fuel capacity: 16.9 gal

CHASSIS/BODY
Type: unit construction
Body material: welded steel and aluminum stampings

INTERIOR
SAE volume, front seat: 55 cu ft
middle seat: 44 cu ft
rear seat: 35 cu ft
cargo, seats up/down: 8/74 cu ft
Practical cargo room, length of pipe; 133.0 in
largest sheet of plywood, l x w: 74.0 x 43.3 in
no. of 10 x 10 x 16-in boxes, up/down: 3/46
Front-seat adjustments: fore-and-aft, seatback angle, lumbar; driver only: front height, rear height
Restraint systems, front: manual 3-point belts; driver and passenger front, side, and curtain airbags
rear manual: 3-point belts, curtain airbags

SUSPENSION
Front: ind, strut located by a control arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear: ind; 1 upper control arm, 1 lateral link, and 2 trailing links per side; coil springs; anti-roll bar

STEERING
Type: rack-and-pinion with variable hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio: 18.0:1
Turns lock-to-lock: 3.4
Turning circle curb-to-curb: 37.4 ft

BRAKES
Type: hydraulic with vacuum power assist and anti-lock control
Front: 12.3 x 1.2-in vented disc
Rear: 12.4 x 0.7-in vented disc

WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheel size/type: 8.0 x 18 in/cast aluminum
Tires: Goodyear Eagle LS-2, P255/55R-18 104H
Test inflation pressures, F/R: 33/32 psi
Spare: high-pressure compact

C/D TEST RESULTS
ACCELERATION: Seconds
Zero to 30 mph: 3.3
40 mph: 4.8
50 mph: 6.8
60 mph: 8.9
70 mph: 12.0
80 mph: 15.9
90 mph: 20.3
100 mph: 26.8
Street start, 5-60 mph: 9.6
Top-gear acceleration, 30-50 mph: 4.9
50-70 mph: 6.3
Standing 1/4-mile: 17.1 sec @ 83 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 130 mph

BRAKING
70-0 mph @ impending lockup: 192 ft

HANDLING
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.78 g
Understeer: minimal moderate excessive

FUEL ECONOMY
EPA city drivingL: 18 mpg
EPA highway driving: 23 mpg
C/D-observed: 17 mpg

INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL
Idle: 37 dBA
Full-throttle acceleration: 70 dBA
70-mph cruising: 65 dBA
clarkma5
MJU for the un-Subaru. Not only is it an absolute slap in the face for the Subaru philosophy, it's the beginning of the end for one of my favorite marques as they soften up their line-up and go upmarket. On top of all that, it's ugly...I saw my first one on the road in Honolulu and it was just ghastly.
dukenukem
Uglier than a Sagaris ... and YES i have seen one in person. I swear this car is soo ugly it will cause people to crash their cars into it to stop the visual torture.
Phix
I give it an uncool. I have no doubt in its mechanical ability and the purpose it was set out to achieve (carry shit and people with shit) but it does it in an extremely ugly way not seen since the likes of the Pontiac Aztek.
chillinmofo1
Uncool because the interior is nice. But I hate everything about how it stands and looks on the outside, severe bleh on the part of Subaru
moe89
The interior is very awesome looking woot.gif http://www.rsportscars.com/foto/2005geneva..._tribeca_03.JPG
the rest is not
clarkma5
QUOTE(moe89 @ Jul 16 2005, 06:03 PM)
The interior is very awesome looking woot.gif http://www.rsportscars.com/foto/2005geneva..._tribeca_03.JPG
the rest is not

The interior is fruity.
chillinmofo1
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jul 16 2005, 09:14 PM)
The interior is fruity.

Everything but the gauges look nice to me.
Boxster17
Saw one on the road yesterday and they're just as ugly in person as they are in those pictures...gets a Uncool from me.
UserDrew
thumbs_down.gif

Dunno if it is as ugly or uglier than that Isuzu SUV that came out a few years ago.
Dylan
The vehicross? That was pure sex.
clarkma5
QUOTE(Dylan @ Jul 17 2005, 10:03 AM)
The vehicross? That was pure sex.

Damn straight it was! Saw one yesterday for the first time in months and and it was like "OMG THAT'S A COOL LOOKING CAR". Too bad it was an overpriced POS.
nismo
I never saw a vehicross on the road. Ever. They have them in Tokyo Extreme Racer 3 and they are fast when you tune 'em. O_o
Giancarlo
Uncool. I'm sure it's good at something. Because looks, it obviously isn't good at.
snakefood
this front is ugly! sick.gif
White RSX
That's about as cool as getting railed in the ass.
DZ302
Ugly as shit. I've seen some driving around and they look 10x worse in person, like a Daewoo SUV.
Phix
I saw the commercial for it. It showed all the other SUVs it pulled up beside fade away into dust or break down and grow cob webs. One thing I noticed was most of the commercial you only see the side or back of the B9 and only one shot shows the front. Heh.
snakefood
doesnt the hatch look a bit like a blown up ford taurus?
z0ne
Uncool because:
no boxer engine =/
pig nose =/
SUV =/
general retardation =/
clarkma5
QUOTE(z0ne @ Jul 18 2005, 03:19 PM)
Uncool because:
no boxer engine =/

It has a boxer engine...3.0 liter flat-6.
bankE46
SUV = default uncool. however, the tribeca takes it a step further with its horrible styling and totally unoriginal ideals. boring, ugly, not very subaru at all.
z0ne
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jul 18 2005, 08:37 PM)
QUOTE(z0ne @ Jul 18 2005, 03:19 PM)
Uncool because:
no boxer engine =/

It has a boxer engine...3.0 liter flat-6.

i thought it said Inline. woops. dry.gif
Cyclone
It's not completely awful but I still don't like it. If it's not for the fact that it's just another stupid SUV on the road, its that Alfa Romeo shouldnt be designing Suburus....
kbtitan
I almost threw up in my mouth the first time I saw thins thing. I don't know what Subaru was thinking when they put this into production.
moe89
who voted Ice-cold?
Black RSX
I saw one in a Showroom. I thought it looked ok for an SUV... but still... uncool.
Giancarlo
QUOTE(moe89 @ Jul 19 2005, 05:38 PM)
who voted Ice-cold?

They probably mistook it for the bad option. laugh.gif
fiber optic
QUOTE(Giancarlo @ Jul 30 2005, 11:08 AM)
They probably mistook it for the bad option. laugh.gif

You mean to tell me Ice Cold is a good thing?! laugh.gif
Frederf
I wanted the B9 to be cool. I really did. It's got all the right curves but in like--- no particular order.
Phix
I sat in one at the Auto Show. You could eat a full course meal off the dash. :O
moe
Dude, that interior is one of the coolest I've ever seen.
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