On paper, the Subaru Tribeca and the Mazda CX-9 are evenly matched. Their pricing is also within shouting distance of each other. But they're different.
It would have been easy to conclude this by saying: "We pick the Tribeca for weekday city driving, while the CX-9 takes the prize as the daddy's ideal weekend car." That neatly sums up the pair's strengths.
|Basic technical specifications||Subaru Tribeca||Mazda CX-9|
|Engine||3.6 DOHC 24V H6||3.7L DOHC 24V V6|
|Maximum power (hp @ rpm)||254 @ 6,000||273 @ 6,250|
|Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm)||350 @ 4,000||367 @ 4,250|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Vented disc/vented disc||Vented disc/vented disc|
|Front suspension||MacPherson Strut||MacPherson Strut|
|Wheels||18in alloy||20in alloy|
|Dimensions L/W/H (mm)||4,865/1,880/1,720||5,100/1,936/1,728|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp / ton)||130.87||132.40|
|Fuel tank capacity (liters)||64||76|
|Curb weight (kg)||1,941||2,062|
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