Coming in the markets in crossover/SUV category is the new 2017 Subaru Tribeca. As a successor to its previous model, this new SUV is going to bring out everything that seemed missing on its predecessor. To be honest, the previous model of this Subaru Tribeca was not so successful in the market as expected, and the expectations from this vehicle are great but unlike its predecessor, this new model will not disappoint the customers and the company too. This 2017 Subaru Tribeca is like a reloaded version of its previous model; this SUV will have greater performance along with great efficiency and fuel economy.
2017 Subaru Tribeca – Redesign Body Features
This new 2017 Subaru Tribeca shares its body design with its previous model, but this time,it incorporates new features for style and performance. The body parts of this new model have been made by high-quality aluminium and carbon fibre which are light in weight and have super durability.
The platform of this Tribeca is new which is a next generation platform and is used in new modern vehicles. The front fascia is revisited and changed, and it looks great. Different color options will be available with this new Subaru Tribeca.
The front headlights and rear taillights are restyled and they incorporate the use of L.E.D technology. This SUV has dual exhaust systems, WRX underpinnings, the front bumper is big reflecting a bold look, 18-inch alloy wheels. A defogger is present in the rear window with automatic rain sensing wipers.
This new Subaru Tribeca has a cozy and comfortable interior. Many new changes are added in the interior of this new SUV. This new Subaru Tribeca is primarily designed for U.S market because there is a high demand of 7 seat SUV/crossover.
So the interior is designed to accommodate seven people. The seats are very comfortable and spacious with leather coverings; the seats has been designed based on the bucket design. These seats are aligned three in a row and is ergonomically placed so that a decent amount of cargo space is saved in the back portion.
A smart climate control and regulator adjust the temperature inside this vehicle, the state of the art infotainment system is present which includes a large LCD touchscreen display mounted on the dashboard. Other features which can be found are a wireless connection that includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, updated smart navigation with Google Maps feature, cruise control, high-quality audio system and traction force management system.
It is also said that a moonlight rooftop might be in the option on the higher trim models.
2017 Subaru Tribeca – Drivetrain
This new 2017 Subaru Tribeca will make the use of a 2.5 liter flat four engine with an electric motor coupled with it. This 2.5 liters flat four engine is going to produce 200 horsepower with 180 pound-feet of torque. This engine is likely to be paired with an automatic transmission system.
A higher trim model of this SUV will use a turbocharged 2.5 liter flat four engine. This engine will have the capacity to produce 214 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. This engine could be paired to either a manual transmission or an automatic transmission or both.
It is not confirmed whether this new 2017 Subaru Tribeca will be using the 3.6 liter V6 engine which was present on its previous model. This 3.6 liter V6 engine produces 256 horsepower with matching torque.
The option of all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive will vary according to the different trim models.
Mileage rating for this SUV is 36 miles per gallon on highway driving and an average overall 30 miles per gallon.
2017 Subaru Tribeca – Price and Availability
Estimated price for this Subaru Tribeca is $35,000 for the base model and will rise further for upper trim version models. This 2017 Subaru Tribeca should be launched by the end of 2016 or in early 2017.