Used 2003 Mazda Tribute

2003 Mazda Tribute
List price
2003 Mazda Tribute


  • Roomy and comfortable, peppy V6 engine, great value for the money, drives more like a car than a truck.


  • Loud engines, poor fuel economy and range with V6.

Used 2003 Mazda Tribute for Sale

Mazda Tribute 2003 LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
255,305 miles
Used 2003
Mazda Tribute
Beyer Mazda
38.7 mi away
Est.Loan: $46/mo
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Dealer Notes
3.0L V6 SMPI DOHC. CARFAX One-Owner. Blue 2003 Mazda Tribute LX FWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 3.0L V6 SMPI DOHC We have an excellent selection of pre-owned vehicles in every price range. Find out why buying from Beyer is better.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Despite the entrance of revised and redesigned competitors to the marketplace, Mazda's Tribute remains a favorite due to its competent blend of style, space and fun-to-drive nature.

2003 Highlights

DX, LX and ES trims carryover, but the V6 is newly limited to LX and ES. If you want to see what's new on the 2003 Tribute, you'll need to look inside. This year, the dashboard is two-tone, and the insert trim is either brushed aluminum (DX and LX) or fake black wood (ES). ES models are equipped with upgraded leather and a cold package that includes heated seats and exterior mirrors. New options include an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and a DVD entertainment system. Four new colors round out the changes.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Mazda Tribute.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Over 300,000 miles
I bought my Mazda Tribute new in December 2002. I live at 6,000 ft elevation on a mountain. For the first 9 years of owning my Tribute, I commuted 100 miles a day, mountain road all the way. My Tribute had no trouble pulling the grade going up the mountain. It performs great in the snow with snow tires. It is a very stable vehicle. I now have 306,000 miles on my Tribute!! The only major repairs I have done is a new alternator at 175,000 miles, at 280,000 the radiator blew. When having the radiator replaced I had the coil packs and spark plugs replaced since they were still original!!! Other than those repairs it was just the normal stuff .. batteries, brakes and oil changes.
Solid and Fun to Drive
I bought my 03 Tribute LX 4WD at 95,000 miles and I've been happy with it every single day. It's amazing in the winter and even better in the summer! Everything still works at 106,000 miles a year later. The wheel bearing on the front right passenger side was broken when I bought it, unfortunately, and it wasn't until much later that I found that problem and the dealership paid for it. The crash test ratings are spectacular on this SUV! I was just hit a week ago by a drunk driver going 70 mph and I walked away without a scratch. My Tribute is in great condition save for a few cosmetic repairs. If I had been in a lighter SUV I would have rolled over. Definitely worth every penny.
Truly the best vehicle I've ever owned!
Gayle Davis,12/29/2015
Truly the best vehicle I've ever owned! If they still made the tribute I would buy one immediately. We have had no problems with this car. We bought it new in 2003. The only problem with it now is that has developed a very slight oil leak; we lose very little oil and never have to replenish it between oil changes every six months. The only reason we are buying a new car is that the safety features of newer cars are important to have.
IN balance, best ever
I've owned and driven a lot of vehicles in the past 40 years including a 63 Corvair, 2 67 Corvettes, big Plymouths, Mercurys and Cadillacs, and a Dodge Ram truck. My 2003 Tribute is clearly the best ever on an overall basis. The other ones did some things a lot better than the Tribute, but none did everything to the same good level. It has the most driver leg room of any car I've owned. I have used the temporary 4WD to go through some really hairy places. Put the rear seats down and it can carry a surprising amount of stuff. And it is surprisingly kind of fun to drive in most situations.
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Features & Specs

16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
201 hp @ 5900 rpm
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
201 hp @ 5900 rpm
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
201 hp @ 5900 rpm
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
201 hp @ 5900 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2003 Mazda Tribute
Used 2003 Mazda Tribute Overview

The Used 2003 Mazda Tribute is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include ES-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), LX-V6 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), LX-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), ES-V6 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), DX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and DX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Mazda Tribute?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Mazda Tribute trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Mazda Tribute LX-V6 is priced between $2,250 and$2,250 with odometer readings between 255305 and255305 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Mazda Tribute?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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