By Norm on
2005 Mazda Tribute s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
The Mazda Tribute has been a good vehicle. We got all the options with a 6 cyl and the vehicle drives comfortably and has pretty good acceleration. On the highway it is smooth and not too noisy but mileage is only about 20 mpg. I don't like the sound of the accelerating engine in town - somewhat clunky and not a bit sexy - but it performs well nonetheless. CD player sounds good but my other car has a Bose so I'm spoiled. Display light for AC is hard to see during the day, needs to be brighter. Plenty of room in cargo area and very handy fold down seats, although you have to remove the rear headrests to fold them down.
Roomy, great in snow, leather heated seats, radio/CD, acceleration, super easy to change oil, my wife loves it.
Funky engine sound when accelerating, dim AC display light.