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Mazda Tribute Model Overview

Mazda Tribute Questions


Can A Rear End From A 2004 Work In A 2005 4x4

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 22 hours ago)
Lisa Swanson

New Battery, Light Comes On And Interior Light Dim And Car Dies

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)

After Replace Battery The Panel Light Or The Truck Will Not Start

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My Battery Was Dead So I Replaced The Battery. Now My Radio Does Not Power...

My battery was dead so I replaced the battery. Now my radio does not power up, my door locks will not respond to the remote and my door and cargo dome lights have no power to them? Is it a fuse or...

1,902 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)

Do I Need A New Computer>

My 2006 tribute stopped as I was driving. My mechanic said the compter is sending a command for the coils to spark but none are sparking and it is my computer. Does this sound correct?

636 views with 8 answers (last answer about a week ago)

About the Mazda Tribute

Making its debut in 2001, the compact Mazda Tribute SUV was based on the same platform as the Ford Escape (which debuted the same year). It was not the first time Mazdas and Fords had shared components and platforms. In 1979, Ford bought a 25-percent stake in Mazda, and the two automakers have been linked ever since. In fact, Mazda built early Ford Ranger pickup trucks, until Ford took over production of the trucks in the mid-1980s. Mazda did make an effort to distinguish its SUV from Ford's, however, labeling the Tribute as a sport SUV, and backing that up with sporty styling and a series of peppy engines.

Throughout its run, the Tribute was available in both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions. Power has been provided by a series of four-cylinder and V6 engines. Initially, power was provided by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower, or a 3.0-liter double-overhead-cam V6 that pumped out 200 horsepower. In 2005, power for the four-cylinder was boosted to 153 horsepower.

For its first four years, the Tribute was available in three trim packages, including the entry-level DX, the mid-level LX, and the high-end, leather-interior ES. Following a redesign in 2005, trim packages were revised to include entry-level i and higher-end s packages, with leather seats being available only as an option. Standard features for both packages included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and a stereo system with a CD player.