NEW FOR 2012:

– Larger, non-sliding second- and third-row head restraints
– Rear-seat DVD entertainment system discontinued
– Exterior colours: Deep Indigo Pearl and Ice Silver Metallic added; Azurite Blue Pearl, Caramel Bronze Pearl, Sky Blue Metallic and Steel Silver Metallic discontinued

For 2012, changes to the Subaru Tribeca are minor: the head restraints are redesigned and a rear-seat DVD system is no longer available.

The Tribeca uses a 3.6-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine with five-speed automatic transmission and manual shift mode. All models are all-wheel drive. Trim levels are the Base, Limited and Premier.

Features on the Base include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, anti-theft security system, power sunroof, heated mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, fog lights, windshield wiper de-icer, roofline rear spoiler, raised-profile black roof rails, six-CD/MP3/WMA audio system with six speakers and auxiliary input, colour touch-screen monitor system with rearview camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, garage door opener, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, auto driver’s-down window, heated eight-way driver and four-way passenger power-adjustable cloth seats, 40/20/40 flat-folding, reclining and adjustable second-row seats, 50/50 flat-folding third-row seats, and rear-seat cooling unit with adjustable fan.

The Limited adds 18-inch seven-spoke wheels, body-colour rocker panels, wheel arches and lower bumpers, silver roof rails, xenon headlamps with manual levelling, ten-speaker Harman/Kardon speakers with subwoofer and amplifier, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, leather upholstery and driver’s side memory.

The Premium adds a navigation system.

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