The 2011 Mazda Tribute is a rebadged Ford Escape, and more like a traditional SUV than a crossover. And without the Escape's high-tech features, this SUV can't measure up to the new breed of compact crossovers.
- Both inline-4 and V6 engines balance power with fuel economy
- Good crash test scores.
- Feels old compared to rivals
- Poor braking performance
- Lacks high-tech features of crossover competitors
- Rear seat doesn't slide or recline.