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2002 Mazda Tribute

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Vehicle Highlights

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 393 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

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

very reliable, confortable ride for long trips

By on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"reliable vehicle, had many long trips and went through a few ice storms, never let me down. comfortable ride, good road visibility."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

2005 mazda tribute review

By on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

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
9/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"I have owned this car for 5 years and have had almost no repair cost except the usual car upkeep. This would be a good car for young and old but it is quick because of it's size .Good for short and long trips and easy on gas, easy to get in and out of (no pushing yourself up out of the car) and has air bag's all around you. Excellent car in the winter on ice and snow. Goes up ice covered street's while other car's sit spinning. Have been in some pretty bad storm's and this car never failed me ."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Beater.

By on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Comfortable"

Cons: "Underpowered, Overall design quality"

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

"Purchased with around 100K on the odometer. Car was reliable and comfortable on long trips for about two years, but the road noise, lack of power and poor mileage got old quick. At about 115K the car started having bad mechanical issues. The ABS ring broke, the heat stopped working, the power locks stopped working, the exhaust has multiple leaks, and the front subframe collapsed from rust while being driven. I would not recommend this car as a daily driver, could be used as a winter beater."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

A good used vehicle

By on Thursday, June 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Bought this SUV used. Radio died on me at 147,000 miles. It is a huge gas guzzler, I get frustrated by that cause I drive alot. May trade it in for something else, but the reliability has me re-thinking. Car payments are really low. Has alot of road noise at 65 mph. when I bought it, it had an oil leak which cose me a quite a bit to fix since they had to replace timing cover/gasket, engine oil pan/gasket and it needed front brake service. Otherwise, been a good car."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Extremely reliable vehicle.

By on Monday, June 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Excellent value and very reliable."

Cons: "Stock radio was poor-upgraded to Clarion"

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

"I purchased the Tribute new, and it is the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned. 105,000 miles and we just now had our first mechanical problem. Other vehicles that I have owned had problems after 50k miles and were very costly to repair."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best midsize SUV

By on Friday, May 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks, Reliability, Power, Comfort, Premium"

Cons: "Fit & Finish of some interior components, Mileage"

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

"Has been exceptionally reliable, only minor flaws on the interior with fit and finish of door panels and window controls. Powerful engine & acceleration for an SUV, handles corners without any problems, like Mazda marketed it, The Soul of a Sports car. If they were still making them I'd buy it again."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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