good all around small SUV
By nils on
2005 Mazda Tribute s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Drove several Small SUV's before deciding on this one (Xterra, Escape, Vue, Equinox, Liberty, others). Tribute was the best overall value. With good rebates got some nice options including moonroof and 6-cd changer. I find the FWD to be just fine for my style of 99% road driving. Don't pay extra for 4WD unless you're going to use it off-road.
V6 is worth it. Moonroof is great. Cargo area roomy enough for 4 golf bags, even with seats up.
Gas Mileage is medium, but better than others in class.