I never bought a foreign car, but when Saturn went out of business and I looked at the price of the Ford Edge compared to the Tribeca, I started doing some research. I was impressed by the gas mileage, the bells and whistles and the appearance and most of all the price. During my research, I saw some bad reviews about the mirrors being in bad spots or being to small and leaving blind spots. Let me assure you, that is NOT the case. I'm only 5'2" and I don't have any problems with blind spots; there are even "cut outs" in the front side windows so you have additional LOS. This is the best car I've ever owned. I get 17 mpg on average and have to drive in rush hour traffic every day. I just took a 400 mile road trip and got 23 mpg on the interstates. The seats are very comfortable and it's very roomy, even for my grown kids in the back seat. Also, they love that ALL seats in the car recline. I recommend this car!
I had hoped my 10 yr old Lexus SUV would last a few years longer and that I could avoid trying to figure out what to buy next but the Lexus started having too many issues and I was forced into looking for a replacement. I researched for a 4WD SUV that would handle snow better than my Lexus yet have at least some of the luxuries. Nothing too big and I wanted a similar look without the pricetag. The more I read about the Tribeca, the better it sounded. I paid to have the car transferred to my local CarMax just from online info and pictures. I am very happy with it overall. I think it was a great value. I've gotten unsolicited compliments on it's appearance. The interior is spacious and attractive. I got the seat warmers I wanted. Sound system is good. The dash is user friendly and has a great techie look to it. Mileage could be better (about 20 MPG). The sensors for reverse are a bit annoying in that they're a bit random as you start backing up. Overall however, I got a lot of car for my money. Waiting to see how it handles snow.
Drives through just about anything. Stable, fair pickup, Heavy crossover that I average 20 MPG per tank. Safe for my young drivers.