Used 2005 Mazda Tribute

2005 Mazda Tribute
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2005 Mazda Tribute


  • Roomy and comfortable interior, peppy V6 engine, drives more like a car than a truck, long list of standard features.


  • Mediocre fuel economy and driving range on V6 models.
Mazda Tribute years

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Roomy on the inside, stylish on the outside and fun to drive wherever it goes, the Tribute is one of our favorite small SUVs.

2005 Highlights

Extensive changes for the Tribute this year include a new base engine, restyled exterior and a new electronic four-wheel-drive system. A floor-mounted shifter replaces the awkward column shifter, and ABS is now standard on all models.

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Love this SUV
I love, love, love this car. My tribute currently has 89,000 mi. It's everything a small SUV should be. In the V6 with 4wd, it's powerful quick. I spend 2hrs in mine daily, both highway and dirt roads, and it's just as stable on the mud as it is on pavement. I'm getting around 25mpg. On our first big snow, I hit 4WD, and drove this thing through the mud and 16" of snow up a hill without so much as slip. It's much more stable than I feel the Jeeps are, and when test driving, blew away even the Escape. Mine also has an enormous sunroof, stylish leather and idiot-proof 6 CD changer. There also isn't a dog, a ladder or power tool my hubby and I can't fit in it.
310,000 mi no sign of stopping!
s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car with 305,000 miles on it at a habitat for humanity store(thrift). only had to have the front main seal replaced and the serpentine belt $150.about 2 weeks after i got it.No problems since.going strong.A little over a year later,322,500 miles and prepping for a trip to problems to report except the sun roof leaks like a sieve.
Nice but too many issues
Bought it new off the lot in 2005. Got a great deal so I can't complain all that much. However, I have never been able to keep rotors on it. Have had them replaced three times!! When stopping, the vibrations are ridiculous! Props to the dealership though who has replaced the rotors every time under warranty. Just a hassle. Gas mileage is not great but it's pretty good in the New England snow for a FWD vehicle. I still like it a lot better than the Ford Escape (someone else in my family has one of those). Fun to drive and the 6 cylinder has some good pickup.
Going Strong 125k
This is the second Mazda I have owned; but this one has been the best car I have ever had thus far. I have had five cars in my life. I have replaced brackes, had some suspension work done (tie rods etc); but having had it since it was brand new I find it stellar. I don't off road with this; I drive on roads only. I travel with it almost annually; and it is our primary car on weekends so I average about 14k a year. I am very disappointed with the newer designs; if i wanted a Jeep I would buy a Jeep; not a Mazda look alike. I am replacing the stereo this year by choice so I can keep driving this one for many more miles.

Features & Specs

17 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
153 hp @ 5800 rpm
16 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
200 hp @ 6000 rpm
19 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
153 hp @ 5800 rpm
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
200 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    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

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Used 2005 Mazda Tribute Overview

The Used 2005 Mazda Tribute is offered in the following submodels: Tribute SUV. Available styles include i AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A), s AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), i Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A), s Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), i AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and i Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Mazda Tribute?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Mazda Tribute trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Mazda Tribute i is priced between $3,995 and$3,995 with odometer readings between 154617 and154617 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Mazda Tribute?

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