|Compared to the first Tribeca, the current model is a giant leap in a different styling direction, more handsome and predictable. (Photo: Canadian Auto Press)|
It's a Subaru, so it has a smooth and solid powertrain with symmetrical all-wheel drive and a six-cylinder boxer engine. Whether buyers know exactly what these things are or not, it's this powertrain that will be the draw that puts the Tribeca in driveways (or, more likely, garages).
Everyone knows Subarus have all-wheel drive, or at least know they have a reputation for being tough cars that are popular with active people. I have no evidence to support this, but I'd be willing to bet that Subaru owners have the highest percentage of cars equipped with a rack for snowboards, kayaks or mountain bikes. So even though I couldn't see someone with dreadlocks and a bag full of rock-climbing gear driving a $45,195 (as my tester was equipped) midsize crossover SUV, chances are they already know all about Subaru's reputation for <Read More>