Meet Your 2010 Mazda Tribute

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The Mazda Tribute is the vehicle for you if you want a little zoom in your compact utility. It is fun to drive and provides all the convenient qualities of a compact SUV.

The Tribute is available with two engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V6. A five-speed manual transmission is offered, but only on the i Sport FWD trim, all other FWD and AWD trim levels, regardless of engine, are standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include electronic stability control with roll control, front, side and curtain airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring.

For 2010, the Mazda Tribute incorporates flex-fuel capability with the 3.0-liter V6. The Grand Touring trims receive a video display system in the rear view mirror, and towing package as standard equipment.

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While the Tribute is smaller than the Explorer, you certainly don't feel cramped. Seats ride at just the right height for most drivers and passengers to get in and out with ease.
- AutoWeek, CarsDirect
It drives like a tall, sporty station wagon, feeling nimble and surefooted on pavement.
- Edmunds.com, CarsDirect
Responsive handling and brisk V6 performance make Tribute one of best of the small SUVs sold today.Properly equipped, the Tribute can tow trailers up to 3500 pounds, which covers lightweight ski boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, and small boats.
- New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect
It's slightly more sporty than the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Xterra...As for being an RX-7/Miata successor? Nice try, Mazda.
- AutoWeek, CarsDirect
The Tribute has smoother styling than the rugged-looking Escape, and also features a different dashboard, controls, steering wheel and front seats.
- Carpoint.com, CarsDirect
Mazda Tribute's external dimensions are comparable to those of the Jeep Liberty and Honda CR-V. It is longer than a RAV4 and nearly as wide as a Ford Explorer.
- New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect

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2010 Mazda Tribute
Ingot Silver
2010 Mazda Tribute
Ingot Silver
2010 Mazda Tribute
Monterey Mica
2010 Mazda Tribute
Monterey Mica
2010 Mazda Tribute
Sangria Red
2010 Mazda Tribute
Sangria Red
2010 Mazda Tribute
Steel Blue
2010 Mazda Tribute
Steel Blue
2010 Mazda Tribute
Mystic Black
2010 Mazda Tribute
Mystic Black
2010 Mazda Tribute
White Suede
2010 Mazda Tribute
White Suede

Full Review

Among the best of the compact SUVs.

Introduction

The Mazda Tribute is a compact sport utility vehicle with a good choice of powertrains, trim levels, and features that recommend it to a wide audience.It is mechanically and structurally identical to the superb Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner, but is differentiated by its features and its appeal.The Tribute is generally sportier than the Escape.Overall, it offers an excellent value among compact SUVs.

The Tribute has four doors and will seat five passengers in good comfort.The engine choices are a thrifty and responsive four-cylinder available with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, a strong V6 that comes with an automatic, and a hybrid that teams an electric motor and battery pack with a four-cylinder engine to deliver impressive fuel economy, particularly in city driving.

Tribute is available with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the latter designed primarily for bad weather and slippery surfaces rather than off-road use.

Fuel economy is one of the Tribute's strong points, with an EPA rating of 22 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway for the four-cylinder engine and manual transmission.Even the strong V6 with four-wheel drive delivers reasonable fuel economy, 18 mpg City, 23 mpg Highway, which is more than just decent, considering the Tribute so equipped is also capable of towing 3,500 pounds.And the hybrid is rated at 34 mpg City, 31 mpg Highway, which should appeal to those who do a fair amount of driving in and around town.

The four-cylinder dohc engine is 2.5 liters and is rated at 171 horsepower, and is available with either the five-speed manual or six-speed automatic, but four-wheel drive is available with the four-cylinder only when it has the automatic.The 3.0-liter dohc V6 is quite strong and is rated at 240 horsepower and 233 lb-ft of torque; it is available only with the automatic.The Hybrid has a version of the four-cylinder engine that is rated at 153 horsepower, but the combined output of the engine and the electric motor can be as much as 177 horsepower.

Inside is a comfortable cabin and generous cargo space.

Underway, we found the Tribute offers a good blend of a comfortable ride and responsive handling, with a well-tuned fully independent suspension.

Safety equipment includes two-stage frontal airbags, side airbags in front, side-curtain head-protection airbags for front and rear outboard passengers, Dynamic Stability Control (which helps maintain control on slippery surfaces), Traction Control, Roll Stability Control, anti-lock brakes, and tire-pressure monitoring.

For 2010, Mazda Tribute has few changes.The trim level choices are somewhat streamlined, the V6 engine is Flex-Fuel compatible (meaning it will run on E85), and there are some new color choices.There are also some additional features that have been added to various trim levels.

top Body Exterior featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Heated door mirrorsYYYY
Power door mirrorsYYYY
Roof rackYYY
Trailer hitch receiverYY
top Convenience Features featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Remote keyless entryYYYY
Passenger door binYYYY
Front beverage holdersYYYY
1-touch downYYYY
Illuminated entryYYYY
Rear door binsYYYY
Driver door binYYYY
Rear beverage holdersYYYY
Tilt steering wheelYYYY
Power windowsYYYY
Driver vanity mirrorYYYY
Passenger vanity mirrorYYYY
Speed controlYYYY
Air conditioningYYYY
Overhead consoleYY
Power moonroofY
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorY
Garage door transmitterY
top Entertainment Features featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
MP3 decoderYYYY
CD playerYYYY
AM/FM radioYYY
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsYY
Radio data systemY
top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Low tire pressure warningYYYY
Rear window defrosterYYYY
Front fog lightsYYYY
Front reading lightsYYYY
TachometerYYYY
Outside temperature displayYYYY
Variably intermittent wipersYYYY
Rear window wiperYYYY
Delay-off headlightsY
Fully automatic headlightsY
top Off-Road Capability featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
top Powertrain featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Variable intake manifoldY
Sequential multi-point fuel injectionYYYY
Block heaterYYYY
Variable valve controlYYYY
top Safety and Security featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Brake assistYYYY
Electronic stabilityYYYY
Dual front impact airbagsYYYY
Traction controlYYYY
Occupant sensing airbagYYYY
Panic alarmYYYY
Overhead airbagYYYY
ABS brakesYYYY
Ignition disableYYYY
Dual front side impact airbagsYYYY
Perimeter/approach lightsYYYY
top Seats and Trim featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Front centre armrestYYYY
Split folding rear seatYYYY
Leather steering wheelYY
Power driver seatYY
Leather upholsteryY
Heated front seatsY
top Suspension/Handling featuresGX I4GX V6GS V6GT V6
Front anti-roll barYYYY
Rear anti-roll barYYYY
Speed-sensing steeringYYYY
Power steeringYYYY
Four wheel independent suspensionYYYY
Alloy wheelsYYYY
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