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2001 Mazda Tribute

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Mazda Tribute Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 382 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Great value for all wheel drive

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent handling/visibility/comfort/value"

Cons: "Disappointing MPG/acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Bought this new as a close out. It was $5K less than the 6 cyl and $10K less than the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CRV and handled better than both. Same bigger 2.3L 4 cyl in other Mazdas. The mpg was a disappointment, will get at least 17 city in winter, never got 26. Average about 19. It is a little underpowered but it pays off on icy or snow slick roads as the lagging engine makes the traction better. I have passed muscle 4WDs that spun out, but not me. Doesn't work for off road, not enough power. But this engine runs great, always starts right up and runs smoothly. Good room inside. I can ride in it all day and not get sore. Still have it after 8 years! Probably will keep it since it is paid for. Overall been very happy with it. Very reliable. Early problem while still under warranty and none since. 90% US content built in Kansas City by UAW at Claycomo Ford plant. I liked that, too."

Great value for all wheel drive

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent handling/visibility/comfort/value"

Cons: "Disappointing MPG/acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Bought this new as a close out. It was $5K less than the 6 cyl and $10K less than the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CRV and handled better than both. Same bigger 2.3L 4 cyl in other Mazdas. The mpg was a disappointment, will get at least 17 city in winter, never got 26. Average about 19. It is a little underpowered but it pays off on icy or snow slick roads as the lagging engine makes the traction better. I have passed muscle 4WDs that spun out, but not me. Doesn't work for off road, not enough power. But this engine runs great, always starts right up and runs smoothly. Good room inside. I can ride in it all day and not get sore. Still have it after 8 years! Probably will keep it since it is paid for. Overall been very happy with it. Very reliable. Early problem while still under warranty and none since. 90% US content built in Kansas City by UAW at Claycomo Ford plant. I liked that, too."

Great value for all wheel drive

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent handling/visibility/comfort/value"

Cons: "Disappointing MPG/acceleration"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Bought this new as a close out. It was $5K less than the 6 cyl and $10K less than the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CRV and handled better than both. Same bigger 2.3L 4 cyl in other Mazdas. The mpg was a disappointment, will get at least 17 city in winter, never got 26. Average about 19. It is a little underpowered but it pays off on icy or snow slick roads as the lagging engine makes the traction better. I have passed muscle 4WDs that spun out, but not me. Doesn't work for off road, not enough power. But this engine runs great, always starts right up and runs smoothly. Good room inside. I can ride in it all day and not get sore. Still have it after 8 years! Probably will keep it since it is paid for. Overall been very happy with it. Very reliable. Early problem while still under warranty and none since. 90% US content built in Kansas City by UAW at Claycomo Ford plant. I liked that, too."

Love this SUV! Best car ever owned in 50 years!

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Size. Ease of handling. Reliability! Styling!"

Cons: "Full time AWD hurts gas mileage. Seats stiff."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this car 3 years ago, and it hasn't failed me yet! Love the style and handling. Would buy another in a heartbeat. Thanks Mazda!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Good car overall

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great power and interior comfort"

Cons: "Tire jack not sufficient. Hatch paint."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I have owned the car for nearly 9 years. Love it for the most part. Mileage is better than expected when I bought it. Power is really great. One major design flaw was spare tire jack did not raise the care high enough to change the tire. This was not discovered until I had a flat tire and was probably because I got the premium wheels with the car. Still that is a bad design flaw. Second major flaw was paint at the top of the rear hatch flaked off by the hinges. Those two items are enough to convince me to not buy a Mazda again. Subsequent new cars have been Toyota and Nissan."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

poor finish quality,bad paint, noisy.

By on Monday, March 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "decent handling."

Cons: "seat warmer button inconvenient."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"poor finish quality, road noise loud inside cabin. rides like a tin can. bad paint. not one of the best cars we've owned. Too expensive purchase price when new for the quality."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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