This Tribute seems more reliable than
average. Short wheelbase but with a
softer suspension. Feels like a truck
or more specifically, like a much
shorter Explorer. It does seem fairly
top heavy to me and like it could roll
more easily than many. The stock
stereo is below average. I think it's
one of the best looking compact SUVs on
the market. Gas mileage is weak, but
it is a truck.
The V6 seems adequate (200 hp or so) at
times and much more than adequate at
other times. When you dial up the real
power, the engine is much louder and
feels like it's straining. Small gas
Passing power and cargo room. I'll be
replacing it with something that
handles and corners better, something
that is more refined, comfortable
(although I won't say this Tribute is
uncomfortable), but more importantly,
hold its value better. Large space for
luggage in the back.
Body roll is not great which equates to
seats with a severe lack of side
support. Wider and lower to the ground
and stiffer suspension would be my
suggestion. Back seat room is decent.
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