2005 Mazda Tribute Overview

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2005 Mazda Tribute Overview

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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    escalantwo
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    Mpv Tribute 2005 Car Stops If Not Given Gas,at 30 Mph It Loses Power ?

    after 5-10 miles of running car starts to vibrate at 30 mph and dont go faster than 35-45 mph. brought to a stop for five minutes and shot it off then the car will stop if i don't give it gas, it wi...

    6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Shirm
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    Why Does My Mazda Tribute Keep On Dying Every Time I Engage The Gears?

    when it is not on gear, it runs fine, but immediately dies when I engage the gear. why does it keep on dying every time I engage the gears?

    11 views with no answers yet
    maryannritccie
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    Icannotgetmykeys Outofmycar

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
    maryannritccie
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    I Can Not Get My Keys Out Of The Inignion

    10 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
    herbk
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    Broken Idler Pulley On Mazda 2005 Tribute

    have a 2005 mazda that has a broken bolt on the idler pulley. bolt broken or twisted off. this happens about every 20,000 miles. the rest of the bolt has to be tapped and removed.

    26 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)