2004 Mazda Tribute ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
This vehicle has been an absolute
pleasure to drive for both in-town and
highway travels. The Mazda Tribute is
a "twin" to the Ford Escape. I started
looking at the Escape, but ended up
preferring the exterior and interior
options of the Tribute, while the
Tribute is priced comparably with the
Escape. Also, the Tribute comes with a
5 year/48,000 mile warranty, compared
to the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty that
comes with the Ford Escape. I also get
a free rental car anytime the Tribute
needs to be in the shop, which by all
appearances, will be seldom. A great
value on a solid and very enjoyable
vehicle to drive.
Peppy acceleration, "just right"
steering and handling, good overall
driving visibility. Great handling on
wet and slick roads.
Ignition location is unhandy, takes
getting used to.