After researching/test driving every SUV
$40K and under I kept coming back to the
Tribute. Overall,the Tribute is a
winner. With the V6 it has better pickup
and crisper handling then almost
anything out there in the small/midsize
SUV categories. Rides better on dirt
roads than my Laredo did. 6in shorter
than my old Jeep but still has
reasonable cargo area and good
front/back interior room. The sound
system/6 cd player is equally as good if
not better than the Infinity the Jeep
had.If you are looking for an SUV with
reasonable gas mileage(for an SUV),
something that's fun to drive(the zoom
zoom is for real), and a better
bumper-to bumper warranty than most(4
yrs/50K mi),check out the Tribute.
Good pick-up, sound system, and a
better warranty then everyone except
Kia. Might have gone for its twin the
Escape but for the warranty. Bought a
2005 s with pkg #1 and the homelink
mirror. After the first 4000+ miles I
have no regrets. Averaging 22 mpg
highway, 18 around town.
Inside door handles feel cheap. Lighted
AC/rear defroster buttons need major
brightening or else stay recessed when
turned on. Can't tell if on or not in
bright light. Can't program keyless
entry to open everything with 1 click.
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
would be nice.
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