by Phil Henderson on Mar 17, 2005 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Tribute DX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I researched all SUV's in this category and bought the Tribute based on specific criteria. I wanted a front wheel drive (traction in snow), not 4WD (maintenance risk and mileage), head room (I'm only 6' tall and if I pitched forward in an accident in the Sante Fe, it would have hit the ceiling - Tribute has lots of room), 6 cyl, rear gate opens up, carry 4x8 sheet of plywood through the rear window, carry 8 ft 2x4 inside with the doors closed, internal storage of spare tire, fits in the garage, styling interior and exterior, elevated rear seats, visibility for the driver, and excellent driving feel.
by bonyeller on Nov 28, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Tribute DX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
This has been a pretty decent purchase, just wished I had gotten cruise control. I didn't want to pay the extra costs of just adding cruise control as an option. The vehicle has al ot of pep and passing power, not too bad on towing either. I would recommend this "baby SUV" to anyone, just make sure you have cruise control.
by Japhia Tarver on Mar 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Tribute DX-V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Me and my husband bought this SUV about
three weeks ago, so far we love it! We
have not had any problems out of it so
far. We bought it used and it's still
in really great shape! I love how it
drives and that it has good handling on
turns. It has a lot of room in it and I
think will be very safe for my brand
new baby. It has a cool feature on it
where the back seat folds in the
floorbaord, then the back part on the
seat folds down so it makes the back
part like a flat-bed truck. One thing
my husband doesn't like about it though
is how long it takes for it to shift
gears. Overall it is a great vehicle
and I hope that it lasts us for a long
Mazda's first sport-utility vehicle since the departure of the Navajo half a decade ago, the Tribute combines car-like ride and handling with the ability to go in the snow and tote up to five passengers and a healthy amount of their luggage. With the most powerful V6 in its class, in addition to handsome looks and a spacious cabin, the Tribute should find huge success despite an increasingly crowded small-SUV marketplace.