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Subaru Tribeca H6 3.6 (2008–)

Last updated 29 June 2015

Model History

New 2008 Tribeca with new, larger displacement 3.6-litre H6 engine, and improved performance and fuel efficiency.

Second row seat features a tilt-and-slide control on both the driver and passenger side and an assist spring that reduces the effort needed to slide the second row seat. Also, molded assist grab handles on the lower C-pillar to ease step in to the third row. The Tribeca is available as a 7 passenger model with standard 50/50 split fold-down third-row seat with integrated headrests and carpeted back surface. For added passenger comfort it features an auxiliary rear cabin air conditioner with fan speed control in the second row.

The new 2008 Tribeca was designed to achieve the highest ratings in the auto industry. The previous generation B9 Tribeca achieved top honours in the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests with 5 stars in both the frontal and side-impact crash tests for both the driver and passenger seating positions. These results are in addition to the 4 star rating in the NHTSA tests for rollover resistance. (No SUV to date has earned 5-stars in the rollover test.)

The Subaru Tribeca features a Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame Structure, occupant-sensing, dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, seat-mounted side impact air bags, and standard curtain side air bags (front and second rows). A Roll Sensor system that detects a potential vehicle rollover and deploys the standard side curtain airbags is also standard. In addition, the Tribeca features Brake Assist on its standard ABS brake system, Vehicle Dynamics Control and four-wheel traction control. Brake Assist analyzes the force and stroke on the brake pedal and increases hydraulic boost to provide enhanced emergency braking, also activating the ABS system early if needed

For the 2008 model year, Subaru has equipped the new Tribeca with an all-new 6-cylinder 3.6-litre SUBARU BOXER engine that delivers more power, more torque, improved fuel economy and emissions performance - all on regular petrol.

The larger engine displacement increases engine torque to 247 lb.-ft. at 4,400 rpm, and horsepower to 256 at 6,000 rpm, providing improved low-end torque without sacrificing high-rpm power. The new engine package, which adds displacement without adding overall size, not only maintains excellent emissions levels but delivers improved fuel efficiency in real world driving situations.

The new 3.6-litre engine features Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust valves (the 3.0-litre engine had AVCS on the intake side only). Redesigned exhaust, cooling and power steering systems are carefully matched to the new engine's output and torque curve, to further enhance Subaru's signature balanced handling, and improvements to the drivetrain layout, sprocket dies and cam chain pitch mean the new engine is also quieter. 5-speed automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT that features an all-new torque lock-up converter and a new transmission control unit. The result is faster gearshifts with less lag time and smoother, more linear acceleration. The transmission drives through the Subaru Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Enhancing the AWD system are standard Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and four-wheel traction control system (TCS).

CO2 emissions 275 G/km Combined

Maximum cargo volume 1671 litres (1495 7-seater) 

 

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