The Tribute drives and handles well and is roomy for its size. Good performance with the V-6, easy to spin the front wheels. Seats are comfortable. A bit of a choppy ride on uneven roads. Looks and feels put together well and more stylish than its cousins, the Escape and Mariner, not to mention less money and it has a longer warranty with the 4yr/50000 mile bumper to bumper.
Heated front seats, 6 disc in dash cd stereo system sounds great. Also Sirius sat radio. Cabin feels bigger than it actually is. Good room in the backseat. Warranty 4yr/50000 mile, although they are not making a 07 model,and they changed the warranty on all Mazdas to 3/36 for 07.
Light up the cruise control, very hard to operate at night. Have the S model that is loaded, but no steering wheel radio controls. Mine has a moonroof, I couldn't get the auto-dimming rearview mirror with temp and compass display. How about a 5 speed auto transmission. Wanted an awd, but none left.