For people movers gas mileage needs to be acceptable not stellar. Noone is expecting 40 mpg, but mid 20s is plenty doable. Our Odyssey, which outweighs the tribeca easily, can manage 21 average and 28/29 on the highway without riding the slow lane and loaded down with people and stuff. This isn't just a shortcoming of the Tribeca, many SUVs have this problem.Never understood what people want from a two and a half ton vehicle MPG wise. These are big unaerodynamic vehicles. Only a diesel option would give a noticeable MPG bump. It’s science. 🤓
I'm am going to go out on a limb and say you didn't actually drive it.Took a close look at an Ascent today at a dealer. Nice car, but it isn’t a massive difference to our Tribecas. Taller and longer hood. Higher rear lift gate with similar space behind the third row. Nice interior with better materials for the dash etc....
The captain chairs in the second row allow easier access to the third row.
Of course better and more capable electronic packages, but that is really it.
This is more an evolution of a three row vehicle, but SOA wants to get the stink of the Tribeca off them. My wife wasn’t all that impressed and we both only wished for a bigger gas tank in the Tri.
We are also not fans of CVT transmissions.
He also didn't speak to the biggest difference - combined 2nd & 3rd row legroom.I'm am going to go out on a limb and say you didn't actually drive it.
The two cars are in different classes altogether and the Ascents price tag confirms that.