I am writing an update to my review of 4 years ago. I still really like my Tribute, and would probably buy another one. Done all routine maintenance and have had no mechanical issues (knock on wood) and hope it continues that way.
I still think it's fun to drive. It handles well. It's quite roomy for a small SUV. MPG have improved and highway MPG is about 28.
One complaint is the upholstery gets dirty and it's difficult to clean. One recommendation. Replace those awful Continental tires they come with. I replaced them with Michelin Latitudes and what a difference! No more road noise while driving!