• Apr 3, 2007
One of our favorite marque-specific, indie buff books, SubieSport, let a couple images slip of Subaru's warmed over 2008 B9 Tribeca.

Due to be shown on Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, the reworked SUV gets a new nose that's eerily reminiscent of Chrysler's Pacifica (with a little Touareg thrown in), dispatching the Edsel-like front grille that has caught the ire of several journos and consumers. The rear gets a mild tweaking as well, with a few more angles on the tail lamps and hatch.

As expected, a new 3.6L H6 finds its way underhood, developing 256 HP at 6,000 RPM (up from 250 HP) and 247 lb.-ft. of torque. Apparently, the five-speed autobox has also benefited from some additional engineering, with new programming that should make good use of the extra twist.

SubieSport's got all the technical details here, along with an a few pics.

Top tip, Jeffrey!

[Source: SubieSport]


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      • 7 Years Ago

      Hey, Atomicbri...not bad. Unfortunately, it looks like Subaru is going to "homogenize" the styling on all it's vehicles and while the front end of the out-going WRX/Impreza looked somewhat like the Tribeca (with the Edsel-like grille) the new B9 looks more like the next WRX/Impreza. It will be interesting to see where the Forester goes, as I imagine the Legacy will also pick up styling cues from the other two cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Hyundai now. At least the old B9 had some distinction, even though most found it unattractive.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Chrysler Aspen(front). Thats the first thing I thought when I saw it! It's better than the last (the rear is still ugly though), but does anyone really care after the first mess up?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, and the front
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have to add that the Mazda CX9 looks alot better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "18. I have to add that the Mazda CX9 looks alot better."

      That's not everyone's opinion.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Loved the interior on the last model. I wonder if it has changed significantly with the refresh? The only thing that really got me on the B9 was that front fascia and grille. I have to say, this is much, much, better. Is it coincidence that the WRX looks similar to the Sebring, while the newer B9 appears to have the Aspen's rugged looks?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Overall a great looking SUV, defenatly will appeal to more people then the current one. Here is the website and picture of the current one:
      http://www.subaru.com/shop/model_consideration.jsp?model=B9_TRIBECA
      The front end of the current Gen. was too extreme for most people. This new one blends in more with the other SUV's.
      http://www.dpccars.com
      DPCcars
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I remember what the model being replaced looks like, so this may or may not look better. However, there is no doubt that this new design already looks quite tired.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like someone neutered the design department at Subaru.

      Their cars went from fun and distinctive to Korean.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Even though it owes way too much to the new Santa Fe, it's still the best looking Subaru to come down the pike in a long time. Guess we'll have to wait a couple of years before they fix the Impreza.....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Much better than the old one. MUCH.

      It looks like the Hyundai Santa Fe's long lost brother. Which is a good thing.
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