Immediately’s Purchase/Drive/Burn trio of unlucky crossovers was concocted by commenter JohnTaurus. From a time early in the event of the midsize three-row crossover, none of at present’s rivals actually labored from a gross sales perspective.
Three unlucky entries from three totally different marques. Which one goes residence with you?
TTAC turned well-known for hating on the Tribeca, however you already knew that. Debuting for the 2006 mannequin yr, the H6-solely Tribeca was constructed with the Outback and Legacy at Subaru’s Lafayette, Indiana plant. The ’07 we’ve got right here in the present day was the final yr for the smaller displacement three.zero-liter H6, which produced 242 horsepower routed via a 5-velocity automated. The Restricted trim on supply immediately had a standard leather-based interior, moonroof, and premium audio system. Distinctive to the Tribeca was a Y-formed sprint and console design, offering a cockpit really feel for entrance driver and passenger. A restyling (bland-ization) for the 2008 mannequin yr didn’t save the Tribeca from cancellation, which got here in 2014.
Hyundai’s Veracruz was model new for 2007. The corporate’s largest crossover try and date, all North American fashions skipped the diesel engine choice in favor of the lengthy-operating three.eight-liter Lambda V6. The six-velocity automated routes 263 horsepower to all 4 wheels in Restricted all-wheel drive trim. Leather-based seats are heated and ventilated, and a premium Infinity sound system entertains passengers. The Veracruz lived on in the North American market by way of the 2012 mannequin yr, triumphant in two-tone.
New for 2005, the Freestyle was a part of Ford’s plan to start out all mannequin names with the letter F. Gone was the Taurus wagon, as America requested tough-and-prepared CUVs. Sharing engine and drivetrain with the 5 Hundred sedan, all-wheel drive examples paired the three.zero-liter Duratec V6 (203 horsepower) with a CVT. Ford anticipated forty % of Freestyle consumers to want all-wheel drive; as an alternative, the take price was fifty five %. Just like the rivals above, the Freestyle is Restricted trim and all-wheel drive. Leather-based seating is standard in both six- or seven-passenger configurations, and there’s a rear DVD display for the youngsters. Main modifications got here to Freestyle in 2008, when it was renamed Taurus X. The mannequin acquired a bigger three.5-liter engine, and a six-velocity automated in all fashions. Taurus X went away after 2009, to make room for some sq.-physique Flexin.
Freestyle your method north by way of Veracruz, then make your solution to Tribeca. On the journey, dole out the Purchase, Drive, and Burn.
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