Subaru Tribeca 2012Posted: February 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 New Car Models, Subaru | Leave a comment »
The 2012 Tribeca is Subaru’s largest model. Well equipped and with seating for seven it continues to offer drivers a safe comfortable ride in any kind of road condition or weather.
The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is a seven-passenger midsize crossover SUV that’s offered in Premium (at $ 30,595), Limited (at $ 32,595) and Touring (at $35,895) trim levels. Standard features on the Premium model of 2012 Tribeca include 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, cruise control, cloth upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, heated power front seats, 40/20/40-split second-row seats, 50/50-split third-row seats and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Subaru Tribeca Limited adds leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, driver seat memory functions and a 10-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer and satellite radio. The Moonroof package adds a sunroof, roof rails and a rearview camera. The Touring adds a monotone exterior paint scheme, HID headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the moonroof package.
An optional touch-screen GPS navigation system available for Tribeca Limited and Touring models incorporates a Rear Vision Camera and 7-inch LCD display. When the driver moves the transmission shift handle into reverse, the center color LCD display will show what the camera lens can detect within its field of vision behind the vehicle. The screen view features distance/width guidelines to assist the driver in backing up the vehicle.
The 2012 Tribeca‘s twin cockpit interior design features a flowing, sculpted dash and center console design. Aluminum-look trim highlights the sculpted shapes of the dashboard. Electroluminescent dials and subtle ambient interior footwell lighting provide a sophisticated touch. The center console is anchored by an information center that groups the readouts for the audio system, clock, fuel economy and outside temperature. The second row seat features a tilt-and-slide control on both sides and an assist spring that reduces the effort needed to slide the second row seat. Molded assist grab handles on the lower C-pillar ease passenger step-in to the third row. The standard 50/50 split fold-down third-row seat features integral headrests.
The optional rear-seat entertainment system for the Limited and Touring trim lines consists of a nine-inch wide-screen format LCD screen and a DVD player featuring remote inputs for video games and a video camera. The package includes two sets of wireless headphones an a wireless remote control.
The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is powered by a 3.6-liter six-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. This Subarus’ Boxer is engineered to produce powerful low-end torque and its use of regular-grade fuel helps reduce operating costs. Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing is employed on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. A five-speed automatic with a manual shift mode is the only transmission offered. The EPA rates all models of 2012 Subaru Tribeca at 16 mpg city and 18 mpg highway.
Every 2012 Tribeca features an all-wheel-drive system that sends 55 percent of the power to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive provide excellent balance thanks to the longitudinally mounted Boxer engine and the way power flows from it through the transmission and to the rear differential along a straight, near-horizontal path. In the Tribeca, Subaru integrated its all-wheel drive technology with a stability system and 4-wheel traction control to form one of the industry’s most effective dynamic handling systems.
Like the rest of Subaru’s current lineup, the 2012 Tribeca is a Top Safety Pick at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It scores the agency’s best rating in front-, rear- and side-impact crash tests, as well as in a roof-strength test. The 2012 Subaru Tribeca is build around the Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame structure proven in Subaru models for over a decade. The 2012 Tribeca is equipped with occupant-sensing, dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, front seat-mounted side impact airbags, standard curtain side airbags, ABS, brake assist and so on.
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