Redesigned for ‘08 but no price change



Despite its new, competitive features, the 2008 Tribeca hasn’t increased in price.


Subaru Canada has announced it won’t increase pricing for its 2008 Tribeca crossover utility vehicle, even though the flagship Tribeca has undergone dramatic changes designed to broaden its consumer appeal.


The extra features add more value to the new Tribeca, which will make the ‘08 model more competitive in the automotive marketplace. Here is just some of what’s new:

  • Completely new exterior styling.

  • New 3.6-litre engine that delivers 23 per cent more low- to mid-range torque, improved fuel economy and is designed to run on regular gas.

  • New 5-speed automatic transmission that is smoother, faster-shifting and more responsive.

  • Improved visibility, thanks to larger side-view mirrors and rear-quarter window design.

  • Improved rear suspension system that improves ride comfort and driving stability.

  • Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights on all models.

  • Roof rails that strengthen the vehicle’s SUV look and provide added functionality and versatility.

The Tribeca with Premier Package now includes improved access to the third-row seats and standard XM satellite radio. Pricing for the new Tribeca ranges from $41,995 for the base five-passenger model to $52,495 for a seven-passenger Premium Package version with navigation and DVD entertainment systems.

All 2008 Tribecas, now in dealer showrooms, come with a 36-month/60,000 km no-charge scheduled maintenance plan.