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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

Okay, Subaru fans…listen up! Do you consider the brand new B9 Tribeca is really a beautiful vehicle or perhaps is it an unpleasant duckling? For me, I’ve mixed feelings. This specific Sports utility vehicle certainly doesn’t seem like every other Subaru, nor will it easily get wrongly identified as every other Sports utility vehicle available on the market. Beauty is incorporated in the eye from the beholder let’s check out what sets the B9 Tribeca in addition to the pack.

The very first time I saw Subaru’s new entry close up When i first think it is Porsche’s Cayenne. No, the vehicles don’t look alike, however the B9 Tribeca evoked an identical response for me personally: such as the Cayenne, it represents a significant departure all other models. For instance, the B9 Tribeca provides the following:

5 or 7 passenger seating. This is actually the first Subaru built which will seat greater than five adults.

Big prices: The B9’s base cost starts at approximately $32K.

Side curtain airbags for front seating passengers and 2nd seating passengers [aside from the individual stuck in the centre seat]

All wheel drive, however, you understood that already.

A luxurious interior. Subaru states that leather trimmed upholstery can be obtained much like heated seats, rear cabin ac, along with a sliding glass moon roof.

The B9 is made on the extended Outback platform and also at 66.4 inches it’s the tallest vehicle made be Subaru. Oddly, it shares exactly the same 3.0L V6 engine because the Outback, so it’s possible to only question how hard it’ll use 7 passengers onboard navigating steep hillsides and rounding corners?

I looked everywhere for the explanation for the name B9 Tribeca and located nothing definitive. One auto critic contended the B9 area of the name originated from an earlier concept vehicle which was proven by Subaru at vehicle shows, while two research indicates the Tribeca area of the name comes from the region of recent You are able to City that’s the Triangular BEneath CAnal Street neighborhood of Manhattan. Apart from the automobile being built-in Indiana, there is no relevancy within the name. You can believe that the B9 area of the name will end up being much more of an annoyance to keep in mind as consumers possess a hard enough time remembering some two syllable model names, not to mention two words.

Personally, I believe the thought of creating a bigger Subaru pays, especially since Subaru proprietors formerly didn’t have what to do past the current crop of compact SUVS and cars within their fall into line. Beyond which i believe the questionable looks and small engine will dissatisfy buyers and it will take new sheet metal along with a beefier engine to stimulate sales.