By on July 3, 2018

Today’s Buy/Drive/Burn trio of unfortunate crossovers was concocted by commenter JohnTaurus. From a time early in the development of the midsize three-row crossover, none of today’s competitors really worked from a sales perspective.

Three unfortunate entries from three different marques. Which one goes home with you?

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By on November 17, 2016

2016 Subaru Viziv-7 Concept Los Angeles - Source: Subaru via NASIOC Subaru has perched a three-row crossover atop its lineup before.

It didn’t work. (And not just because of some things TTAC may or may not have said about the general appearance of the B9 Tribeca.)

Set to be revealed today at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Subaru Viziv-7 Concept previews the arrival of a genuinely large Subaru family crossover. Don’t expect the Viziv name to carry forward – that’s merely how Subaru tags its concepts. Do expect a production version loosely based on the design of the Viziv-7 Concept in the early stages of 2018. (Read More…)

By on December 23, 2014

2013 Subaru TribecaTry to conjure up in your memory the Subaru B9 Tribeca’s early days. No, we’re not talking about those TTAC-oriented Tribeca memories – I’m far too new at TTAC to delve into the site’s ancient history. No, think back to when the biggest Subaru crossover was downright common.

Yes, “common” might be a bit of a stretch. But Subaru sold more than 18,000 of these beasts in 2006, the Tribeca’s first full year on the market. (Subaru sold nearly 15,000 Tribecas in the final eight months of 2005, an even healthier sales rate. So yes, the decline began early on.) The B9 Tribeca was America’s 167th-best-selling vehicle in 2006, which doesn’t sound very high, but isn’t very low, either. 134 different nameplates generated fewer sales. (Read More…)

By on October 25, 2013

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The Subaru Tribeca and TTAC have a long history together so it is with some sadness that we have to announce that Subaru has formally decided to end production of the mid-sized crossover next January. The last deliveries of the Lafayette, Indiana built Tribeca will be made to dealers in February 2014.

Company executives have indicated for a while that the replacement would be a larger three row, seven seat SUV but a company spokesperson wouldn’t release any more details. Subaru has sold only 78,000 Tribecas since it went on sale in the U.S. in 2005, with only 1,247 deliveries so far this year, down 19% from last year. Slow sales have been attributed to quirky styling and a lack of rear seat space.

By on May 23, 2012

The Subaru Tribeca, aka “The Flying Vagina“, aka the car that really got things going for TTAC, is due to die after the 2013 model year.

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