2004 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I've had my Tribute for 1 1/2 years and LOVE it (except the gas mileage). Does great in the snow, even w/o the 4WD engaged. Wonderful ride quality, although there is a little wind noise at highway speeds.
It's quick! Quicker that most V8's I'd tested. The sound system is really nice also. We have 2 kids and a 90lb lab and we all fit fine w/ room to spare for camping gear etc.
Fuel economy! 15 city/19 hwy... most of Ford's V8's get better than that. More efficient dash board layout. That's about it!