Comfortable interior; ample storage space; adequate power with good fuel efficiency
For 2010, the Mazda Tribute gets no significant changes, though V6 "s" models are now only available in Grand Touring trim.
The 2010 Mazda Tribute mixes a boxy, more traditional SUV shape with a carlike feel behind the wheel. And its potent 4- and 6-cylinder engines combined with the 6-speed automatic transmission offer venerable power while topping the class in efficiency.
The Mazda Tribute is available in two models--the "i" and "s"--and three trim levels--Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The "i" models get a 171-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder matched to either a 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic. The Grand Touring "s" model gets a 240-horsepower, 3.0L V6 with 6-speed automatic. The 4-cylinder automatic features an EPA rating of 20 mpg city and 28 highway, while the 6-cylinder achieves 18 mpg city and 26 highway. For buyers in the state of California, the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine is now available paired with an electric motor and battery in a hybrid model. This combination is capable of 34 mpg on the highway and an amazing 31 mpg city.
Front-wheel-drive is standard across the line, but there is an available active torque-coupling 4-wheel drive system available. It reacts quickly, sending power to the wheels that have the greatest traction to avoid wheel slip. The system works especially well in low-traction road conditions.
The Tribute's interior has seating for five adults and a center-console area that is large enough to store a laptop. With the 60/40-split back seat folded forward, the 29.2 cubic feet of cargo space can be expanded to 67.2 for large cargo.
Front side airbags and side-curtain airbags are standard, as are dynamic stability control and roll stability control. The braking system employs discs in front and drums in back and a 4-channel anti-lock system with electronic brakeforce distribution across the lineup. The fully independent coil-spring suspension with rack-and-pinion steering helps provide good handling and roadholding, with enough durability and softness for unpaved roads
Standard features on the base Sport include 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power accessories, a driver's seat with adjustable lumbar and height support and cruise control on automatic vehicles. The Touring model adds a number of convenience features, including a roof rack, privacy glass, power driver's seat, and overhead console. At the top of the line, the Grand Touring model adds heated side mirrors, a power moonroof, leather seats (heated in front), a retractable cargo cover, a back-up camera, Sirius satellite radio capability and a 7-speaker sound system with 6-disc changer.
Vehicle Price: 21,185.00
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