2005 Mazda Tribute Overview


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Avg. Price: $5,837
i 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,606
Avg. Price: $6,382
s 4WD
Avg. Price: $6,470

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 9 reviews

A Lot Of Great Memories Driving This Vehicle. by CAMYMARIE
 — No major repairs ever needed on our Mazda Tribute. 2005 Mazda Tribute was great for pulling a trailer of ATV's. Fits five people. Original car mats still in vehicle. Back set folds down easily to hull... Read More
It's Inconceivable! by KingCaff
 — Overall an excellent choice for a vehicle especially if family and safety are concerned, the drive is nice and the car feels very stable, even when winds pick up driving in inter or highway. Looks are... Read More
Very Happy With My 2005 Mazada Tribute by Sarah
 — Started looking at these because 2 of my sisters drive Ford Escapes. This is more refined than the Escape, with a better warranty. It's a little noisy, but most vehicles in this price range are. Overa... Read More

2005 Mazda Tribute Overview

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2005 Mazda Tribute

For 2005, the Mazda Tribute compact SUV received a redesigned exterior and upgraded features, as well as more power under the hood. Exterior styling changes included a sleeker, sportier look with a redesigned front end. Anti-lock brakes were now standard on all Tribute models, and an electronic four-wheel drive system replaced the previous year's hydraulic system.
The Tribute was available in two basic trim packages for 2005, and both were available with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The basic Tribute i package was a five-passenger vehicle with a 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produced 153 horsepower (up from 130 horsepower the previous year). The front-wheel-drive version was equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, while the four-wheel-drive version came with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the Tribute i included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, dual airbags, a tilt steering wheel, power exterior mirrors, a roof rack, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
Stepping up a notch, the Tribute s was powered by a 3.0-liter double-overhead-cam V6 engine that produced 200 horsepower. It was linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. A manual transmission was not available on the Tribute s.
Standard features for the Tribute s were essentially the same as for the Tribute i, with a few upgrades, such as cruise control and steering-wheel-mounted controls. Options included leather seats, power seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD changer, and a DVD player.
Drivers liked the Tribute SUV's sporty nature, as well as its handling, cornering, peppy performance, storage space (for a compact SUV), and even its gas mileage (for the four-cylinder models). On the downside, drivers noted that wind noise could be distracting at high speeds, and that the vehicle lacked a number of options available on competitors' vehicles.


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