Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide variety of options, in order to pick and choose which ones are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Subaru Tribeca Concept. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Subaru Tribeca Concept is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you can get the Subaru Tribeca Concept with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a better V6, or you can get the miserly Subaru Tribeca Concept Hybrid. On the highway, the Subaru Tribeca Concept is comfortable and compliant. Subaru Tribeca Concept also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Subaru Tribeca Concept with a little extra personality. Inside, the Subaru Tribeca Concept supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with among the upper trim levels. There are many of options to pick from along the way.
The Subaru Tribeca Concept is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re searching for something with a little more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Subaru Tribeca Concept might just be the sedan for you.
The Subaru Tribeca Concept is the base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Subaru Tribeca Concept Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features located on the upper trim levels could be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Subaru Tribeca Concept stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is straightforward to fold down to fit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Subaru Tribeca Concept features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so that the front seat do not need to be scooted completely forward.