2011 Subaru
Forester 2.5X
vs. 2011 Subaru
Tribeca Touring

2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring

9.8

starting from

$36,520

Reasons to buy the Subaru Tribeca Touring

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Average cargo space
74.4 ft3
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Average power
256 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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Has 3 rows of seats
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More passenger seats
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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

8.5

starting from

$21,220

Reasons to buy the Subaru Forester 2.5X

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Good highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Average-sized back seats
49.4 ft3
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Very inexpensive
$21,220
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring Winner: Tribeca Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring Winner: Tribeca Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • The Tribeca Touring has 6 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 4
  • The Tribeca Touring's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring Winner: Tribeca Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for more than 2x more stuff, 74.4 ft3 vs 33.5 ft3
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
Cost 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Winner: Forester 2.5X
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  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $15,300 cheaper (more than 40% less), $21,220 vs $36,520
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring Winner: Tribeca Touring
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  • The Tribeca Touring has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 5 vs 4
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability
Overall 9.8 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

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Tribeca Touring
2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Tribeca Touring's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Tribeca Touring's power seats; not available on the Forester 2.5X
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Tribeca Touring; the Forester 2.5X only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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Number of speakers 10 vs 4 The Tribeca Touring has more speakers, but the Forester 2.5X has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Tribeca Touring's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Tribeca Touring has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Tribeca Touring; but it's not available at all on the Forester 2.5X

Practicality

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Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Tribeca Touring has lots of passenger seats and the Forester 2.5X is OK, too
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Cargo space 74.4 ft3 vs 33.5 ft3 The Tribeca Touring has OK cargo room, while the Forester 2.5X has very little
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front seats 55.3 ft3 vs 58.2 ft3 The Forester 2.5X has roomy front seats and the Tribeca Touring is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,444 lb vs 1,230 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Tribeca Touring offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Forester 2.5X
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Cupholders 10 vs 6 The Tribeca Touring has a good number of cupholders, but the Forester 2.5X is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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MSRP $36,520 vs $21,220 The Forester 2.5X has a great price and the Tribeca Touring is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 21 mpg The Forester 2.5X has great city mileage, but the Tribeca Touring is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Tribeca Touring has an OK number of airbags while the Forester 2.5X has very few (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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Horsepower 256 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Tribeca Touring is of average power, but the Forester 2.5X is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the Tribeca Touring's semi-automatic transmission and the Forester 2.5X's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 19.1 lb/hp The Tribeca Touring has OK performance while the Forester 2.5X gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 34.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Crash Test Ratings

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Tribeca Touring
2011 Subaru Tribeca Touring
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Subaru
Forester 2.5X
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Road Tests

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Tribeca Touring
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Forester 2.5X
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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 9.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs 134 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.8 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 17.0 s s @ 82.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.81 g Both vehicles have good cornering ability
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Top speed Unknown vs 125 mph

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