2005 Mazda Tribute User Reviews

2005 Mazda Tribute Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"space" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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05_Mazda_Tribute writes:
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5

Pros

Roomy and fun to drive

Cons

Needs a little more power in the 4 cylinder

05_Mazda_Tribute
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05 Mazda Tribute — The Mazda Tribute is fun to drive and has been a reliable travel partner as well as an every day commuter. From hauling the kids to hauling cargo it has proven more than sufficient. Also a great tailgate companion for any occasion!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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CAMYMARIE writes:
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We put over 283,000 miles on our Mazda Tribute and it is still driving great. Did very well on gas for an SUV.

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Can not think of any.

CAMYMARIE
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A Lot Of Great Memories Driving This Vehicle. — 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 larger items. It has two net areas in back to store items. It has a jack I have never needed to use in the back right of trunk area. You just turn the two round knobs to open it up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sarah writes:
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Styling, warranty, like the color and options on mine, acceleration 0-30 mph is great, storage space!

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Noisy, could use more acceleration 30-60 mph

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Very Happy With My 2005 Mazada Tribute — 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. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase.

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Mikey writes:
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4

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MPG, maintainace cost

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color (wife picked maroon)

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Excellent Eco Valued Suv — had this tribute for 7 years now and still runs strong. Great milage and handling. Easy for home mechanic to maintain. Alittle upset that the trans filter can not be changed without taking tranny apart. Rust forming on under side though is also annoying.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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arnickstibbs writes:
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4

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It has plenty of room, especially in the back, the seats completely fold down.

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The gas mileage. it sucks. I get about 23 or so on the highway and i drive ecenomically!

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Good Solid Mini Suv — The car is very comfortable and very versitile. I use mine more as a pick up truck, i intalled a hitch and tow a small trailer with it all the time. I load it down too, the car pulls it fine and handles well. The gas mileage ticks me off though, i know it's a V6 but the reviews i read before i bought it all seem to have gotten a lot better gas mileage than i get.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KingCaff writes:
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Great steering and acceleration onto highways, looks cool

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Fuel economy could be improved in city travel

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It's Inconceivable! — 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 awesome and proportions are nice, good room inside without taking too much space outside.

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Jeffrey writes:
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Good reliable utility vehicle

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Good Work Truck — The Tribute served us very well for four years. It worked, hauled a trailer down east, twice. We never had a lick of problems with it except a premature battery failure. The tires wore too quickly but that was Continental's fault.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Chris writes:
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mpg, cold ac, easy steering, decent suspension

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it's a mazda, it's a 4

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Gas Mileage + 4 Dog Accessible — Great amount of rear space for all dogs, decent gas mileage (because it's a compact suv, but still), decent pep at low end for an i4

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Reviews From Other Years

2009 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Its A Good Suv To Get The Job Done By Viddy

ok suv. v6, good acceletaion new tranny, fun to drive on AWD, good appetance would have like leater seats but fun. ok on gas could be better, eazy to take care fun to just rip up road with. 3 out of... Read More

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2008 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Great Family Car And Nice To Drive On Trips By Jason

This is my wife's SUV and it gets great gas mileage for a big car (28mpg HW). So much room its great, and rides really nice. It only has an inline 4 engine, so the power isn't the best, but the gas ... Read More

The Tribute Excells At Being Average By Mike

Cheap to buy, cheap to insure, cheap to fuel. Excellent cargo space for the $. Feels relatively well put together for a Ford. Recently lost a race to a riding mower in it. This one is the base mode... Read More

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2004 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Dissatisfied By 04ADZAM

Just Bought used from a local dealer As IS No Warrenty and motor started skipping before I made it home . Spent Almost $750.00 in repairs already and still is not fixed .I guess I am stuck with it . ... Read More

Excellent Mazda Tribute By eagleeyes

Reliable, economical and very consistent performance with the power of a V-6 engine. Easy to maneuver and handle and ability to move quickly when needed. Excellent paint and interior holds up and show... Read More

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2003 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Faithful, Awesome, Comfortable By spudb0y

with automatic all-wheel drive, the only way to get stuck is to high-center (did in the sand at the beach, but a little digging and was free). Also with the anti-lock brakes, stopping is maxed out in ... Read More

Mazda A Tribute To Affordable Fun And Utility By fisheral

Owned this vehicle since new. Love the acceleration and fuel economy for a AWD sport ute. Seats four comfortably and travels well for a couple and dog with gear. Towed beyond expectations - straigh... Read More

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2002 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Very Good And Lasting Car. By Kelly

Hard to find parts, but overall its a good car. Good performance, it responds perfectly to my needs. Bought it second hand and well it was kinda expensive, as when I wanted to give it in trade it, it ... Read More

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