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You are in the Subaru B9 Tribeca
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Subaru B9 Tribeca, SUV
#7696 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [terry92270]
Nov 21, 2006 (2:07 pm)
You are COMPLETELY wrong... think you are perhaps doing some creative editing. See AP story, which is everywhere...
Imported models deemed safest vehicles By TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writer
Tue Nov 21, 8:43 AM ET
Imported models took all 13 spots on the U.S. insurance industry's list of safest vehicles this year, due mainly to a new requirement that all cars and sport utilities on the list have systems to keep them stable in an emergency.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety isn't bashful about its reasons for pushing electronic stability control, saying that its studies show up to 10,000 fatal crashes per year could be prevented if every vehicle had the safety feature.
"The research is so compelling that electronic stability control could help prevent many crashes from happening in the first place," institute spokesman Russ Rader said.
The list of 2007 model year winners being released Tuesday includes the Audi A6 in the large car category; the Audi A-4, Saab 9-3 and Subaru Legacy (with optional stability control) for midsize cars; the Hyundai Entourage and Kia Sedona minivans; the Mercedes M-class and Volvo XC90 luxury sport utility vehicles; the Acura RDX, Honda Pilot and Subaru B9 Tribeca midsize SUVs; and the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester small SUVs.
All 13 vehicles are tops in protecting people in front, side and rear crash tests based on institute tests during the year. Pickup trucks were not included because the institute has not yet tested their side crashworthiness.
Electronic stability control senses when a driver may lose control of the vehicle and automatically applies brakes to individual wheels to help make it stable and avoid a rollover.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed requiring the technology on all new vehicles by the 2012 model year, but institute President Adrian Lund said that's not soon enough.
"We think that they are too slow," Lund said. "Automakers will probably have it as standard equipment by the time the federal standards actually take full effect."
Domestic manufacturers had no models on the list of safest vehicles because they haven't moved quickly enough to add stability control to their models, Lund said in a telephone interview.
For instance, Ford Motor Co. would have had three cars — the Ford Freestyle crossover and the Mercury Montego and Ford 500 sedans — make the list if they had stability control, the institute said. The 500 and the Montego earned top safety picks last year.
Ford spokesman Jim Cain said all three vehicles will get stability control for the 2008 model year, with versions equipped with the safety feature on sale sometime next year. The company has not determined whether the feature will be standard or optional, he said.
"We're moving in the same direction as the institute," he said.
Ford has said previously that it would put stability control on its entire lineup by the end of 2009.
General Motors Corp. said nearly two years ago that it would make the technology standard in all vehicles by 2010, including all SUVs and some full-size pickups in the 2007 model year.
Toyota has said stability control would be a standard feature across all its models by 2009.
DaimlerChrysler AG said it will have the technology on 54 percent of its vehicles this model year and will meet the federal government's timetable for the rest.
All 2007 SUVs, pickups and minivans produced by Honda Motor Co. carry the technology, while Hyundai Motor Co. said it is standard equipment on 70 percent of its 2007 vehicles.
Several other vehicles, including nine Toyota Motor Corp. models, would have made the list if they had stability control, the institute said.
No small cars made this year's list. The Honda Civic, which won last year, was knocked off due to lack of stability control on most models. The one version that has the feature doesn't have head restraints for rear crash protection, the institute said.
SUVs were eligible to win for the first time this year because the institute conducted side-impact tests on many models.
The institute said the overall awards will help people quickly compare vehicles without having to review results from multiple tests.
#7699 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [edmundoh]
Nov 21, 2006 (2:58 pm)
Can I assume the vehicle stability control on the 06 Tribeca is the same as on the 07's???
#7700 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [terry92270]
Nov 21, 2006 (4:17 pm)
Apologies indeed... the bad editing award goes to somebody else. Actually thought YOU were one of those "let's flame the subies" crowd. Sorry for assuming bad intent
#7701 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [edmundoh]
Nov 21, 2006 (4:53 pm)
All is cool......
#7702 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [terry92270]
Nov 21, 2006 (5:52 pm)
Just to let people know....the B9 Tribeca is on the list of top 13 vehicles. Actually...interestingly there are no Toyotas on the list and 3 Subarus...more Subarus that any make (unless you count Acura and Honda together in which case it is a tie....(but then the RDX and CRV are variations of the same vehicle). Still pretty good for little ol Subaru to beat out the big guns!
#7703 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [x5killer]
Nov 22, 2006 (4:42 am)
X-5 killer, the reason I didn't sell my 06 to my dad and buy a new 07 was due to cost. We were originally going to buy an Outback 2.5i and then got such a good deal on a demo Tribeca 7 pass limited with nav that I jumped on it. If I were to try to buy an 07 it would end up costing me 7-8K more. Even my dad's 5 pass limited without nav cost him 5K more than my demo.
Keep in mind that I'm in Canada where they physically beat you with the tax stick on everything you buy. Why do you think we have universal healthcare??? Because of all the beatings we get with the tax stick!
Besides, I'm not all that envious of the 07 changes. I can't see me getting satellite radio. I don't have an ipod....just a dinky little rip off Sandisk mp3 player. I burn off MP3 cd's that sound good in the stereo. AFter driving the 07 I wouldn't want to pay more than say 2K more....and that's just for the 1 year depreciation factor. We're so happy with our 06 and what we paid....plus it's the color we would have picked!
#7704 of 8368 Re: Long post: stability control and 07 vs 06 [tupin]
Nov 22, 2006 (9:22 am)
It's good that the Tribeca was listed, but bad that it's not well known enough for the local news folks in Florida to even remember to put it on their list.
By the way, RDX is a MID size? Who are they kidding? It's compact.
Nov 22, 2006 (11:32 am)
and in my standards, the RDX is like a tricycle. Kinda the way I laugh that the tribeca is a 7 passenger! haaaa 7 what?Midgets?