Room for all the memories you can create.
The 2013 Subaru Tribeca
You'll always remember the little things. The perfect restaurant you found in that tiny town. Ice cream victory celebrations with the kids. Sundays at the park with the dog. Fortunately your Tribeca is built to help them all happen, with a refined and comfortable cabin for up to seven, and storage for all your belongings. And because no two road conditions are ever the same, the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system sends power to all wheels for maximum control and to deliver as responsive drive. Where you're headed, time spent together will be the time of your life.
Every journey requires its own cargo, and that's why Tribeca offers all kinds of smart ways to pack, store and secure it. Including a 3-way split-sliding second row.
The balance, responsiveness and smooth ride found in the Tribeca is rarely seen in other CUVs, thanks to its SUBARU BOXER® engine, AWD, and well-tuned suspension. The combination of these features make for a punchy and safer ride around town.
With three rows of roomy seating, flexible design for cargo capacity and thoughtful extras like 10 cup holders, the Tribeca has a comfortable place for everyone and everything.
Tribeca safety features include impressive active and passive safety systems making it—in a worst-case scenario—one of your best possible bets.
Tribeca 3.6 Touring in Ice Silver Metallic.
"One of the Tribeca's strongest driving attributes is its ride quality; the suspension absorbs road imperfections with ease, making for a very comfortable commute."
Tribeca 3.6R Limited in Ice Silver Metallic with optional Power Moonroof Package.
All wheels. All roads. All the time.
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Wherever, whenever, or however you drive, control and confidence come from one place—where your tires meet the road. Subaru has spent nearly 40 years developing a system to get the most of those few points of contact, for traction and control that will help you feel empowered on rough roads and in bad weather. A system that can make smooth roads more engaging, and can help you avoid danger with greater confidence. Discover the balance and stability that Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive delivers, knowing that your Subaru is ready to get you out there—wherever that may be.
There are only four small patches of rubber that keep you in control of your vehicle. The more your tires are engaged the more control you have. Subaru Tribeca has an AWD system that keeps more power routed to all four tires than some other AWD systems that only fully engage as a reaction to slippage that has already occurred.
Every Tribeca is built for AWD from the ground up. This allows us to build a balanced, symmetrical drivetrain that is free of the extra components some other systems need to get power to all four wheels. This symmetry and balance means stability that helps make driving your Tribeca safer and agility that makes it more fun.
Because power in some AWD systems must route through extra components, these systems not only sacrifice efficiency, but also can incur more wear and tear. The AWD in Tribeca routes power directly from the engine to all four wheels to keep components—and frictional power losses—to a minimum.
Low profile. Big difference.
Subaru Boxer Engine
Better engines start with better ideas. That's why we think about engines a little differently. And it's why every Subaru is powered by the SUBARU BOXER® engine. It features a unique horizontally opposed design and symmetrical layout. The design advantages it has over "V" or inline engines means it provides powerful, yet smooth acceleration, while at the same time helping to create a more stable and balanced vehicle. It's an insightful difference that has the power to make driving more engaging.
Horizontally Opposed Design
The pistons move in 180-degree opposition to each other on a horizontal plane, so each naturally cancels out the vibration of the piston opposite it.
The engine's flat design is inherently rigid, and reduces the amount of vibration that "V" or inline engines—with more upright pistons—are subjected to during operation.
Lower Center of Gravity
The flatter profile and perfectly symmetrical design of the engine block, and the fact that it sits lower in the chassis, make the overall vehicle feel more balanced and nimble versus other designs.
Step on the accelerator and the revs come on smooth without the extra engineering other engines require. It's comfortable and controlled, with plenty of power when you need it.
An engine subjected to less vibration lasts longer. It's no wonder 96% of Subaru vehicles built in the last 10 years are still on the road today.1
1 Based on Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 2002–2011.
Tribeca 3.6R Premium in Graphite Gray Metallic.
Dream big. There's room for that, too.
Flexible 2nd Row
Your needs and the needs of those you take with you have a way of changing all the time. The Tribeca is ready to adapt to your life with features like the 40/20/40-split 2nd row. Its seatback splits three ways, so you can seat three across, or fold down one or two of the seatbacks to carry longer items in the cargo area. And to help accommodate varying passenger needs—from infants who need to be within easy reach, to adults who want all the legroom possible—the 2nd row slides almost eight inches forward and backward, and also reclines for comfort.
Standard 3rd-row Seating
With split-folding 3rd-row seats standard on every Tribeca, there's room for up to seven passengers, making it family-friendly and comfortable. And with the thoughtful design of the 3rd row allowing you to neatly fold down one or both of the seats, you've got easy access to over 37 cubic feet of cargo space. And because you can access the last row from both sides of the Tribeca, getting to it and your cargo is always easy.
There's no need to cry over spilled anything with ten cup holders to choose from. Every seat has one within reach. There are two in the center console, one in every door, two in the 2nd-row armrest. And even those in the back aren't left out with two on each side of the 3rd row. You'll also find a variety of conveniently placed storage compartments throughout the interior—helping you carry what you need while cutting down on clutter.
74.4 cu. ft. Cargo Space
Many SUVs offer a spacious interior. But the Tribeca fills that space with innovations and designs that are simply smart. Every square inch of the elegant interior is maximized with distinctive features thoughtfully placed and ingenious configurations that mean just about everyone and everything fits. The flexible design lets you conveniently fold all the seats down, creating a cargo area with 74.4 cubic feet of space. With this much space, you won't ever have to leave anyone or anything behind.
Comfortable, connected and entertained.
The Tribeca has a wealth of available features designed to give you the comfort and control to make every drive more rewarding. It's easy to find the perfect driving position with the 8-way adjustable power driver's seat with 2 position memory. And steering wheel-mounted controls keep key vehicle settings within easy reach. You'll quickly find your destination with the available touch-screen navigation system, which will also provide you with points of interest along the way. For even greater convenience, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity is standard. This feature allows you to pair a Bluetooth®-enabled phone, and make your calls with voice commands.
With the right tunes, every drive will inspire. Tribeca is available with the stunning sounds of a Harman Kardon premium audio system, featuring 10 speakers for optimum clarity, impact and harmonic richness. Powering the system is a 385-watt amplifier built and custom-tuned by Harman Kardon. Choose from a variety of audio sources, including an available 6-disc CD changer, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio1, or an auxiliary jack that you can plug your iPod® or MP3 player in. And with the available rear-seat DVD entertainment system at your disposal, even the longest journeys can seem like short trips.
1 Activation and monthly subscription sold separately. See your dealer.
Available features like the auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated back-up camera, leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with audio controls, overhead console with dual maplights, and a HomeLink® remote transmitter with three memory settings, the Tribeca makes it easier to stay comfortable and connected to the things that matter most.
Tribeca 3.6R Limited with Slate Gray Leather and optional Navigation System.
Your kids grow quickly, but don't worry—we made space.
A distinctive and intelligent approach to seating and trouble-free flexibility are just two of the reasons Tribeca is a great choice for growing families. The 8-way power driver's seat and 4-way power front-passenger's seat, both with adjustable lumbar support, allow for a customized and comfortable ride. The smart seating and storage systems include 40/20/40-split flat-folding 2nd-row seatbacks, 50/50-split flat-folding 3rd-row seatbacks and enclosed storage compartments with a rear storage drawer for all of the extra things life brings. Fold the seats into the floor and the flat cargo floor area offers 74.4 cubic feet of cargo room to accommodate the bigger things in life just as well as the little ones.
Tribeca 3.6R Limited with Desert Beige Leather and optional Power Moonroof Package, Navigation System and Rear Seat Entertainment System.
Supporting Partners That Care
Subaru has spent decades building relationships with dozens of organizations that believe in building a cleaner, greener, and more hopeful world as much as we do. Through our Share the Love sales events, new Subaru owners have helped us donate nearly $20 million over the last 4 years to charities such as the American Forests, ASPCA®, Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Meals on Wheels Association of America and Special Olympics. We look forward to continuing the trend in the years to come.
Building Cars That Last
Life is too important to slow down with a car you can't rely on. That's why we build each of our vehicles with the highest standards of manufacturing, with designs that are inherently tough, and with engineering that can keep you going—all with quality and consistency. This commitment is why 96% of all the vehicles we've built in the last 10 years are still on the road today1. It's also why Subaru vehicles keep their value so well. In fact, Subaru was awarded the industry's highest predicted resale value by ALG2.
1 Based on Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 2002–2011. 2 Based on ALG's 2012 Residual Value Award for Mainstream Brands. ALG, the industry benchmark for values and depreciation data, www.alg.com.
Protecting Your Investment
Once you're part of our family, we'll be there for you. Every Subaru comes with 24-hour roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. If you have trouble on the road, a tow to the nearest Subaru dealership and other services are just a phone call away. And to protect you over the long haul, we offer Added Security®—extended service agreements and maintenance plans that will help protect your car for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles. Added Security® offers the only mechanical and maintenance plans backed by Subaru and because we've been backing them for more than 30 years, they're agreements you can trust. Your dealer has full coverage details.
Ensuring You're Fully Covered
We know you love your Subaru, but sometimes accidents happen. Subaru Equity Shield® GAP could help you avoid further sorrow by paying all or most of a possible difference between what your insurance company covers for your Subaru that was totaled, or stolen and not recovered, and what you still owe in payments. It will even cover your deductible for up to $1,000. Also, being part of the Subaru family may save you money on some types of insurance, such as auto and homeowners. Subaru owners may be eligible for exclusive rates through Subaru Advantage Insurance by Liberty Mutual. Find out more at subaru.com.
Circumstances don't make a Subaru, they reveal it.
"The Subaru Tribeca has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, five years running (2007–2012)."1
Subaru Active and Passive Safety
When it comes to feeling confident, nothing is more important than feeling safe. That's why Subaru places safety as one of our highest priorities, and why we think about safety in 360 degrees. First, we engineer our vehicles with exceptional control and advanced accident-avoidance technologies to help keep accidents from happening in the first place. Then, we build every Subaru with protection technologies that help keep danger out, while helping to keep those inside safe. The end result is a car that—in a worst-case scenario—is one of your best possible bets.
Powerful and reliable vented disc brakes are teamed with advanced technology to help you stop short of danger. Antilock brakes help make sure you don't lose traction, and the advanced Brake Assist system helps ensure maximum pressure is applied to the brakes as quickly as possible in an emergency situation.
Safety begins with avoidance. The traction and balance of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the stability of the SUBARU BOXER® engine provide you with the outstanding control you need to react to hazards. Every Tribeca also comes with standard VDC electronic stability control, which can detect a loss of control and intervene to help keep you on your intended path.
Before you can avoid danger, you have to see it coming. Not only is the Tribeca designed for excellent visibility on all sides, it's also available with a back-up camera. The optional Rear-Vision Camera, with available 3.3-inch display located conveniently in the rearview mirror, gives you a clear view behind you. Upgrade to the navigation system and you'll have a 7-inch in-dash display.
Our Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame is exceptionally strong for maximum resistance to impact energy, while its unique configuration helps divert that energy away from occupants. To further help prevent injury, an array of sensors, including a rollover sensor, can detect an impending crash and deploy front, front-side and side-curtain airbags2—working to surround and cushion outboard occupants.
1 Ratings based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS's) 40-mile-per-hour frontal crash test, 31-mile-per-hour side-impact test, 20-mile-per-hour rear-impact test, and roof-strength test. For more information, contact IIHS or visit their website at www.iihs.org. 2 Always wear seatbelts. Children should be properly restrained in the rear seat.
Tribeca 3.6R Limited in Ice Silver Metallic with optional Power Moonroof Package.
Nowhere to be. Just new places to go.
Tribeca 3.6R Limited in Ice Silver Metallic.
Trim & Specs
Responsible. Reliable. Ready to join the family.
At Subaru, we're committed to building a lasting, rewarding relationship with you and the world we share. We start by building our vehicles to last—it's why 96% of all vehicles we've built in the last 10 years are still on the road today1. We also share your desire for a cleaner, greener world, and that's why in 2004 Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) became the first manufacturing facility in the U.S. to reach zero landfill status—nothing form its manufacturing efforts ever go into a landfill.
1 Based on Polk registration data in the U.S. 2002–2011.