Cramped driving position and second- and third row seats, short cruising range, fuel economy.
The Tribeca has an impressive ride and handling balance, but overall it's not very competitive with many other three-row SUVs. The six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission make a decent powertrain, but it returns just 16 mpg overall. Handling is quite agile, with nice steering feel and restrained body lean. The ride is supple and very well controlled. Fit and finish is very good, but the second- and third-row seats are cramped. It's a long reach to the navigation system's touch screen. The styling of the dashboard makes some controls difficult to see.