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Mazda Tribute (2001) Car Talk

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Mazda Tribute(2001)

Ford Mazda, and here was Ford’s The Explorer’s average transaction was quickly heading up to 30 grand. there are lots of people who Explorer-like vehicles who have 20 or 25 grand to spend. And instead of products, they’re buying like the Nissan XTerra, the CR-V, and the Toyota RAV4.

had simply priced itself out of more basic SUV market. In people were increasingly more-carlike SUVs, having soured on trucklike vehicles.

So, with Mazda, they up with the Tribute (also as the Ford Escape with slight variations). The Tribute is than the Explorer, but hardly And it’s based on the Mazda 626 car which, in part, accounts for its handling and road manners.

Ford and Mazda did a good The Tribute is capable, versatile, and than the small SUVs the RAV4 and Honda CR-V. closer in size to the XTerra, is almost as big as a Ford Explorer.

big enough for what most will use it for: three people and some stuff. with a target of $20,745 with a V6 engine and drive, it’s not a bad deal.

The Tribute comes with a engine, a five-speed standard and front-wheel drive. A V6 engine and automatic and four-wheel drive are The model we test-drove had all these

The stick shift is unavailable in the V6 or in drive.

Like the Honda and the Toyota RAV4, the Tribute more toward being a car previous Ford trucks. built on a unibody platform than the body-on-frame construction for truck-based sport utilities. As a the Tribute handles well. It made us feel that we in danger of capsizing during around-town driving.

It was nice to drive an SUV and not have to to come about on turns. You slow down normally and through turns as you would a car. No need to slow to 4 mph to turn a corner. The ride is better than truck-based

The Tribute did not make unpremeditated changes at every bump in the

The Tribute has what Mazda four-wheel drive — is actually probably closer to all wheel drive than four-wheel drive. How does it In the normal mode, the Tribute is a drive vehicle. The dashboard 4wd locks the vehicle in four-wheel for a limited amount of time if the blade coupling senses slip.

It’s not a true differential in the style of traditional four-wheel since it allows some action between the front and axles.

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The availability of the 200-horsepower, V6 sets the Tribute apart the RAV4, the CR-V, and the station-wagon-like Forester, all of which come with four-cylinder engines. The engine is more than without being overpowering, and we it’s a better choice the four. However, drivetrain is still quite noticeable, that may be as much a sound-insulation as an engine issue. It’s to tell.

Whatever the reason, you hear the quite clearly when It’s no cocoon.

The Tribute is than you might expect, it a spacious feel. It felt inside than the spacious CR-V, although it’s five inches shorter. For its the Tribute is wide — in fact, than the larger Ford Explorer. (In that it fit us well. We, too, have told that we’re for our length.)

The Tribute was designed to be an SUV. To make it affordable, cheaper plastics and fabrics had to be The doors are a little thinner and the are a little less comfortable we would have hoped But the Tribute doesn’t feel

Given the price, we think an acceptable compromise.

Headroom and up front are abundant, and even the seat is surprisingly adequate. Out you can raise the entire rear or just the glass if you like. room in the way-back for 31 cubic of Labrador retriever or peat — about the same as a and a little less than a

The Tribute is fully compliant the Federal Office for Beverage with its two cup holders up front. For away little stuff, a small glove compartment and a bin at the of the console.

Standard features on the Tribute include air conditioning, an CD player, and power windows and locks. Side-impact air bags and brakes are lumped together in a $495 safety package.

Mazda Tribute Electric Cars
Mazda Tribute Electric Cars
Mazda Tribute Electric Cars
Mazda Tribute Electric Cars
Mazda Tribute Electric Cars

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