The History of Mazda Tribute

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The History Of Mazda Tribute

The Tribute (Code J14) is a car-based Crossover (automobile) by Japanese automaker Mazda 2001. It is jointly developed Ford Motor Company and on the front-wheel drive Mazda 626 which is in turn the basis for the Ford Escape on the CD2 platform. The is priced below the Ford and Mercury Mariner in Ford’s CD2 SUV

The Tribute and Escape debuted in offering front or all wheel and a choice of a transversely-mounted 2.0L Zetec 4-cylinder engine or Ford Duratec V6. Ford was also sold as the Ford in Europe with a Ford I4 Zetec engine with transmission, or 3.0L Duratec to automatic transmission.

One main between the Tribute and the Ford is that the Tribute’s suspension is for a firmer ride than the in order to correspond with sporty image. It is also oldest SUV still in production.

The Tribute made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. In the States, it somewhat filled the gap by the Mazda Navajo, a rebadged Explorer, (which was retired in while in most other it was the first Mazda-badged SUV ever Also, in Japan, Mazda had an SUV the Mazda Proceed Levante, a Suzuki Escudo prior to the debut. The Ford plant in Missouri assembled Tribute for the American market, alongside Escape. The Mazda plant in Japan and the Ford Lio Ho plant in assembled Tribute for their markets.

The 2001-2006 Mazda featured plain-looking but comfortable interior. It had decent hadling and ride.

Engine options:

YF I4, 129PS (95kW)/183N·m (135ft·lbf)

AJ V6, 203PS (150kW)/265N·m (195ft·lbf)

The 4-cylinder engine had Timing driven Camshafts, while the Duratec V6 featured a maintenance-free chain.

Revisions for 2005

Both the Escape and Tribute refreshed for 2005. The base became the Mazda 2.3L MZR 4, and the top the 3.0L Duratec V6. In North built models, a floor automatic transmission shifter the column shifter.

However, models continued with a shifter. Mazda decided to production after the 2006 year for the Tribute, and a hybrid of the Tribute has been introduced the next generation Tribute as a model.

Engine options:

MZR I4, 153PS (114kW)/206N·m (152ft·lbf)

AJ V6, 203PS (150kW)/261N·m (193ft·lbf)


A significantly face-lifted of the Tribute was released in the second of 2006 for Asia Pacific The updated Tribute featured a bolder grille, with an Mazda emblem, as well as front bumper and headlights. mirrors featured integrated

On the inside, changes included a new mounted automatic transmission in place of the old column shifter model only; US-built gained the floor shifter in The dash was updated with a radio and automatic climate with digital read-out, on models.

Mechanically, the rear drum was replaced by disc brakes.

remain the same, but the V6 has been to reduce fuel consumption by 10%, while the 4-cylinder has mid-range torque and an electronic Both engines had been to meet Euro III emission

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Starting with model 2007, Mazda stopped and producing Tribute in Japan, and it with similar sized later on in 2007, Mazda also discontinued the Tribute, the of the Tribute being filled by the CX-7. For other Asia-Pacific the production of Tribute was shifted to the Lio Ho plant in Jhongli, Taiwan, also produces Tribute’s Ford Escape, for the Asia-Pacific

North America (2008-present)

For the model year, the Tribute was revamped, like its Ford and Mercury Mariner siblings. set to be renamed the Mazda CX-5, the kept the Tribute name. The were significant, but fell of a clean sheet redesign, as the remained on the CD2 platform, and kept the old MZR I4, and 3.0L AJ V6 engines. Visible include all new sheet metal and The interior was significantly upgraded all new components and higher quality and was generally praised by automotive

However, unlike the first of the Tribute, which had unique and interior from its siblings, the new only differs from its in the nose (front fenders, and front fascia), tail and detailing. Notable changes to the include higher belt and more pronounced wheel Overall the car was to look larger and substantial than the previous As a cost saving measure, the brake was reverted back to brake, with predictable .

The 2008 Mazda Tribute was first unveiled at the 2007 International Auto Show, and the Mazda Tribute went on in March 2007.

A new addition was the model which was previously available on the Ford Escape and Mariner.

2009 Changes

The along with the Escape and received additional major to improve performance in 2009, by way of mechanical upgrades. Most all new engines replaced the increasingly 2.3L I4 and 3.0L V6. Mazda’s new MZR I4 replaced the 2.3L, boosting to 171bhp (128kW; 173PS) and (232N·m) of torque at 4000

Despite increased horsepower, economy also increased by (240L/100km; 1.2mpg-imp) on both and extra-urban cycles. The optional (AJ) V6 was thoroughly updated, in a 40hp (30kW) increase, power output to 240hp and 233lb·ft (316N·m) of torque. The AJ sees a 1mpg-US (240L/100km; fuel economy improvement.

significant change was the switch to new 6F 6-speed automatic, which standard on all V6 equipped models and on the I4. As well, new front and 18.5mm rear stabilizer bars added for 2009 to improve handling after complaints diminished performance following the changes. Others changes redesigned seats, daytime lamps, optional steering audio controls, and other features.

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