My wife and I test drove the Mazda Tribute "Sport" FWD/6spd/4cyl with great results and purchased the same.
All the features are great, the traction control and airbags stand out however as the two biggest contributors to the purchase.
A multi-postionable rear seat-back to at least 2 selections for comfort. The seats are roomy and appear to be OK at this point in time. A long trip riding in the back seat for an adult might prove me wrong.
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