Like many vehicles that debut with radical styling, the Tribeca has had most of its controversial parts carefully removed. The Edsel-like front fascia has long since been replaced with a perfectly bland square grille, and while the Tribeca is no longer ugly, it's certainly not pretty.
Beauty aside, the Tribeca is a pretty old vehicle at this point, although it still has some redeeming qualities. In particular, I think Subaru was on the right track with this car's HVAC controls and navigation unit, which makes me wonder why some of the newer models like the Forester and the Legacy don't have them. Although it's no WRX in sheep's clothing, the Tribeca still isn't bad to drive, with decent power and maneuverability. That said, there are other seven-seat crossovers that provide more space and better styling.
David Zenlea, Assistant Editor