Mazda Tribute car reviews

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The original large were truck-based, built on the platform as pickups with wheel drive and big V8 engines. though, smaller Japanese became popular, led by Suzuki and the successful, the Toyota RAV-4. It was a matter of time before front-wheel drive SUVs based on car platforms rather trucks.

The Tribute is probably the popular of this new breed, its blue-oval counterpart is figured in. It the height and shape of an SUV with safe front wheel throwing in a decent ride and By SUV standards, the gas mileage is good, at 18 23 highway, the same as a standard-wheelbase which is only a little inside. But style-conscious buyers have no fear of comparison, the deliberately SUV-like styling, and out. There are plenty of to show that this is not a though that is what of the owners will use it as.

Inside, numerous cues that this is an SUV, not a

The instrument panel, despite an style for holding the various lights, is easy to read, a large tachometer and speedometer. The is clear and easy to read at

Since this is not a true there’s no low-range four drive, but four wheel is available with the touch of a for traction on slippery surfaces. is not all wheel drive, and the system be left off on merely wet roads.

controls are straightforward and well Our complaints are minor — a control that feels (but works well), an climate control system combines the vent and air conditioning and the automatic’s tendency to slight Reverse and into Neutral or Otherwise, we applaud using a shift for the automatic and a stick for the manual transmission.

The only other major is a power window lockout not only freezes the passengers raising or lowering the windows, but out the driver, too.

Our vehicle had the V6, putting out 200 horsepower from liters. That transmission the Tribute move quite so that passing and acceleration easy and fast — on the highway than the ten-second times would indicate. The has firm shifts, especially kicking down to lower but sometimes got confused and flared the engine rev between gears it figured out what to do).

The cylinder can only manage 130 but comes only with a transmission available, which help equal things

Handling was interesting, with a feel but some tire especially when turning accelerating (thanks to the front drive). That’s not a bad price to pay for the oversteer of rear wheel but it could be annoying. Our four drive model had less handling than the standard wheel drive, because of the suspension.

Compared with many SUVs, handling and ride are though General Motors and have raised the bar with the and Liberty. Our test car was also on rough pavement, but two wheel models are most likely and handle better than our car, which had four drive and a higher ride.

is very good, with a rear window. The bright fog have a high dispersion, we suspect annoyed other while the ordinary headlights did job well.

The interior has lots of to put things, but all had hard plastic resulting in buzzes and rattles used. Our model had a small under the radio (we put an EZ-Pass another by the power outlet, and openings under that and at the of the center console. The covered of the center console is huge and swallows up a full size box of along with a bunch of cassettes, and doodads. There are two primitive but effective cupholders up an overhead sunglass carrier, and map on both front doors.

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Rear passengers get relatively cupholders from a foldout of the center console.

The interior is sized, not huge and also not The cargo bay is also reasonable, and the flip and fold to extend the floor (they have a 2/3 for added flexibility). You can raise the window separately from the door; both are easy to and lower, and quietly go back position without a slam.

all the seats folded and moved you can fit a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in. There is storage underneath the cargo floor, though to get to it you have to up a cheap cloth and sound

Safety is built in, if NHTSA can be with five star impact and front driver’s ratings, and a four star passenger side rating.

The Tribute ES V6 tips the scales at including the automatic, cruise, steering, antilock brakes, a power driver’s seat, CD, and power locks and windows. Our had a number of options, including an spoiler, wheel locks, airbags, premium audio cassette), and an inexpensive towing ($355) which includes an oil and wiring. We recommend everyone get the package — you might it, and they usually come heavier duty components it, you can tow 3,500 pounds).

Overall, our vehicle listed for $26,700, in with a Jeep Grand V8 and Chevrolet TrailBlazer, as well as the Ford Explorer. The base of the Tribute DX is $18,155, in line a well equipped but smaller Liberty and PT Cruiser. The Liberty has comfort, power, ride, and are good, as well as Rubicon but gas mileage is relatively low.

The PT has handling, similar acceleration with the stick), and more but is smaller. Both have ride height and well-liked

Overall, there are reasons why the is so popular — it’s easy to live with, has handling, and costs much than many competitive We’d certainly take a over a similarly priced Explorer. On the other hand, it more than a minivan better capabilities, if you don’t the styling.

If you’re going to at an SUV — especially a Ford or Explorer — take a at the Tribute before deciding.

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

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