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2002 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

2002 Mazda Tribute Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 410 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

love this vehicle!

By on Friday, August 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "feel safe, great road visibility,great interior"

Cons: "alternater problem only negative with 197,000 mile"

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

"I bought this car used with 168,000 miles on it --body, paint, interior, all in great shape except leather seat on drivers side crinkled but does not detract from overall appearance. It is a great looking vehicle inside and out-has some rust on interior side doors in back, but not visible with doors closed. Unfortunately I have had 3 alternators replaced--they cant diagnose reason for failures--otherwise I would keep this vehicle until it falls apart!!!"

Great Family Vehicle

By on Thursday, June 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great value, fun to drive"

Cons: "mileage could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this Tribute for over two years and it has only required basic maintenance despite the high miles. It has great acceleration and responsive steering (just like the commercials...)."

12 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Great little SUV

By on Saturday, June 06, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Wife wanted newer vehicle

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very reliable, plenty of room for cargo."

Cons: "Could have better materials in the interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"We bought our V6 Tribute new and it's been a very reliable vehicle the entire time we've had it. Only put in money for regular oil and fluid changes, a new battery and oil and air filters. Probably one of the most reliable cars we've ever had. I'm sort of sad we sold it; as the costs to insure and license it were very low."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Mazda Tribute

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,789

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"My Tribute has been an amazingly good car, I had another car so used it just for personal stuff but got rid of other vehicle and started using my Tribute for everything and it has been great! I need a really reliable car as I am flying solo and know nothing about fixing or repairing cars. I put about $2000 into my Tribute in the last year or so and have decided it is time to replace her!"

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great SUV for the long haul!

By on Thursday, May 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable; Roomy; Durable; Fun to drive"

Cons: "Tribute not made any longer"

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

"I have been the proud owner of a 2002 Mazda Tribute ES-V-6 purchased new for going on 13.5 years now. Regular maintenance (3-4K oil/filter, battery, brakes, tires) and a new A/C compressor and electric main door switch in 2014 are the only issues ever encountered. I've lived in the north and south with it and used the handy 4 wheel drive when needed but this medium-sized SUV can hold the road on rainy slick highways as well using front 2 wheel drive. Too bad they don't make the Tribute any more (built on Ford Escape footprint in 2002) but I wouldn't hesitate to pick one of these up used if it's been treated well! Great car I plan to keep for many years to come!"

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

headache

By on Monday, May 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,904

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "roomy, comfortable to drive in"

Cons: "not reliable... always breaking down"

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

"Bought two years ago; Maybe this car was reliable in its earlier days but I have had headaches since I purchased it. I expect to put $ into a used vehicle but this car was a headache six months after buying. In addition to normal wear and tear repairs, I had multiple major repairs. It is comfortable to ride in, both front and back seats. It is roomy and handles well in bad weather. But it is unreliable."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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