7. 2013 Subaru Tribeca – 30.9 Inches
Subaru’s Tribeca topped the Nissan Pathfinder by the narrowest of margins, just two-tenths of an inch in third-row space. But a win is still a win, and the Subie earns itself a seventh-place finish.
When it comes to cargo volume the Tribeca comes up a little short. Behind that third-row it offers the least amount of space in this Top 10, just 8.3 cubic feet. When all the back seats are folded the story improves a little bit. The Subaru delivers 74.4 cubes, more than the Kia Sorento or last-place Dodge Journey.
Fuel economy is a sore spot for the Tribeca. Its horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine puts out 256 horsepower, but the trouble is it’s routed through a five-speed automatic transmission. Consequently this Subaru returns just 16 miles per gallon in urban driving and a decidedly truck-like 21 MPG on the interstate.