The Mazda Tribute SUV comes in i, s, and hybrid trim levels. The i model is available as the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The s model is only available in the Grand Touring trim. The hybrid model can be purchased in either Touring or Grand Touring trims.The Tribute i Sport comes equipped with a manual transmission and front wheel drive, cloth interior, 16 inch alloy wheels, rear climate control ducts, cargo hooks, keyless entry, halogen headlights and fog lights, flip up rear window, and a radio CD player with four speakers.
The i Touring package adds rear privacy glass, a 6 disc CD changer in dash, overhead console with bins, power adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, roofrack with crossbars, and a moonroof. The i Grand Touring features additional options such as leather seats, heated front seats, additional speakers, and heated mirrors.
The Tribute Grand Touring features the V6 engine. The hybrid engine is available in Touring and Grand Touring models, with equipment matching those of the gas engine models. Options for all models include SIRIUS satellite radio, a trailer hitch, and other accessories packages offered by dealers.
Safety equipment in the Mazda Tribute SUV includes airbags on the front and side, side curtain airbags that are used for front and rear passengers and more. All models also feature Dynamic Stability Control, a function that helps to maintain the car's control on all kinds of surfaces, a Traction Control system, a Roll Stability Control system, anti-lock brakes and even its own tire pressure monitoring system.
The Mazda Tribute SUV is a sharp looking vehicle with a clean appearance. The front grille is dark, shaped in Mazda's iconic smiling shape, with the chrome Mazda gullwing logo front and center at the top. The uniquely shaped halogen headlights complement the shape of the grille. The 7 spoke allow wheels are a sharp addition for an SUV, giving the Tribute a modern look.
The Tribute is a perfect smaller SUV for the driver who needs the cargo space, but wants a fun to drive vehicle. The engineering and mechanics are up to Mazda's high standards, and the gas mileage is good for a car if this size; the hybrid option is a great choice for city drivers who need fuel efficiency.