2001 Mazda Tribute Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Mazda Tribute - Road Test Specs

2001 Mazda Tribute SUV

(3.0L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2001
StyleES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$23,025
As-tested MSRP$25,475


Drive type4WD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200@6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)200@4,750
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire size, frontP235/70SR16
Tire size, rearP235/70SR16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / rear drum

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6@83.2
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)18.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe best run was the first run using a street start with the automatic shifting for itself at 6,250 rpms from both first to second and second to third. I still feel it could benefit from a five-speed automatic or even better yet, a manual transmission.
Braking commentsA solid number with almost no ABS system noise. The second run was much better than the first and the third was still better than the first, so they seem to work better a little hot.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)48
Wind (mph, direction)0 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 18/24 Manual /
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3455
Length (in.)173
Width (in.)71.9
Height (in.)69.9
Wheelbase (in.)103.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Legroom, rear (in.)36.9
Headroom, front (in.)40.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)33.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)63


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesOptional
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverExcellent
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearExcellent
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage

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