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Rating 58/100 Background Usually, an average ballplayer on an average team gets playing time. But put that guy on a team stocked with talent and he’s going to drive the bench. Take the case of the 2014 Subaru Tribeca. It’s a pleasant enough midsize crossover SUV taken on its own. But compare it to any …

Rating 63/100 Background Let’s get this out of the way. There’s nothing really wrong with the midsize 2013 Subaru Tribeca. The problem is that there isn’t anything it does particularly well enough to make it stand out among the multitude of excellent crossover-SUV alternatives. True, Subaru’s largest crossover is attractive enough and benefits from the …

Rating 70/100 Background The Subaru Tribeca came early to the crossover party, offering a utility package wrapped around traditional Subaru automotive components, and it seemed like a winner from the start. It embraced leading-edge design with a self-consciously stylish execution, while Subaru’s tractable engine and all-wheel drive delivered the right kind of all-weather mobility. Sadly …

Rating 62/100 Background People champion excellence, not mediocrity. After all, you won’t see a bumper sticker touting, "My child is a C+ student at Middling Jr. High." So we find it hard to rally around the 2011 Subaru Tribeca. While there’s nothing about this car that makes us cringe, it simply pales in comparison to …

Rating 57/100 Background The 2010 Subaru Tribeca takes its name from the artsy New York City neighborhood, and indeed, this Subaru has a little avant-garde in its genes. Boasting standard all-wheel drive and a futuristic dashboard design, the Tribeca would seem to be aimed at those who appreciate a daring departure from the norm. Beyond …

Rating 65/100 Background When it debuted three years ago, the Subaru B9 Tribeca seemed like your typical offbeat Subaru. Oftentimes, being different is good — nothing wrong with a little individuality, right? But this midsize crossover’s styling was heavily criticized, and its sluggish performance and relatively cramped cabin didn’t help matters, either. The 2009 Subaru …

Rating 60/100 Background Upon its debut two years ago, the Subaru Tribeca got everyone talking but few people buying. While it followed the proven formula of a midsize, seven-seat crossover SUV, the details weren’t in sync with buyer preferences. It was slow on the highway, awkward around corners and cramped in the cabin. Its name …

“Love. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.” We are all familiar with that saying. We hear it in Subaru’s family-oriented commercials all the time. It’s catchy and it sticks. Subaru has done an excellent job marketing itself to American consumers, especially those who are all about getting the most value out of their vehicle. …

Rating 73/100 Background Upon its introduction three years ago, the Mitsubishi Endeavor, a crossover (car-platform-based) SUV, gave the company a solid entry in the very competitive midsize sport-ute segment. With its exaggerated styling cues such as muscular wheel arches and a prominent nose, the Endeavor looked different enough from the status quo to preserve Mitsubishi’s …

Rating 77/100 Background Most people still associate Mazda with sporty cars like the MX-5 Miata and RX-7. True, the company still focuses much of its attention on making its products enjoyable to drive. But this year many people might be surprised to learn that the automaker has released not one, but two all-new crossover SUVs. …