2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
This has been an excellent choice of a vehicle. I test drove the Ford Escape version and, in comparison, the Mazda vehicle feels better appointed inside. I like the piano-black center console, it looks a lot better than the one in the Escape version of the vehicle. Do not buy the vehicle without the navigation package, the whole fun of driving a hybrid is checking your fuel economy!!! A must accessory is the HomeLink Mirror which is really inexpensive.
Fuel economy, performance, cargo space
Needs better electronics, no bluetooth connection, no live traffic information, better color selection, better cornering performance