After the traumas and horrendous reviews on the BI version in 2006, the Series Three version Tribeca Premium Premium SUV has retained more or less the same body shape since 2008.
For the 2012 version, changes to the outside of Subaru Tribeca Premium have been described in reviews as a mixture of the " safe and superficial" .One of the most outstanding changes have been the to the vehicle's grille, now dramatically swept back dominating the front of the vehicle.
A standard that Subaru have been using on their SUV's over the years has now been passed on to the Tribeca Premium SUV. That is their use of decorative side panels, with their line only broken by the crossover's delicately designed wheel arches over perfectly proportioned spoked wheels. Rounding off the picture is the Subaru Tribeca Premium SUV's exotic designed rear spoiler, strategically placed over the rear window and tail gate.
Standard features on the Subaru Tribeca Premium Crossover include Ambient interior illumination, HomeLink universal remote, leather seating for the first two rows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a state of the art driver information center, tilting steering wheel with redundant radio controls, a 385-watt 10-speaker audio system with 6CD changer from Harman-Kardon, XM Satellite Radio with BlueConnect hands-free Bluetooth capability, cruise control, an interior air filter, power windows, power heated outside mirrors for cold climates, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, manual lumbar adjustment and integral heated with two position memory driver's seat, four-way power controlled passenger's seat, also coming with manual lumbar adjustment and integral heating, reclining second-row seats for three, in 40/20/40 proportion, third row seats for two, in 50/50 split , separate rear-seat air conditioner with outlets in the headliner and a separate fan speed control, fog lights , five-spoke alloy wheels with P255/55HR18 Goodyear Eagle LS2 all-season tires, a tire pressure monitoring system
Subaru also have a few optional extras up their sleeves for those who are prepared to invest to make sure that their Tribeca Premium SUV will be that little bit more opulent. Among the goodies on offer are a full body length Moonroof, smart navigation system including a rearview camera for problematic reversing maneuvers, a comprehensive video entertainment system for the rear seat passenger ( especially useful on long journeys)
There is a very strong emphasis on safety with the Tribeca Premium SUV with features that include Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control, Variable Torque Distribution on all-wheel drive, all-wheel traction control, antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), dual stage front airbags, dual stage front side airbags, active head restraints, programmed automatically to push forward and up in the event of a rear-impact collision, curtain airbags for both rows of back seats.