Mazda Tribute

Mazda unveiled its stylish compact sport utility vehicle, the Tribute, in the United States market for the 2001 model year. In this vehicle, Mazda has seemed to capture the perfect balance between sporty sedan and powerful SUV. It an ideal choice for the buyer torn between the two, as it offers the best of both worlds. Additionally, the Tribute offers a high level of versatility through numerous standard and optional available equipment. The Tribute is available in front or all wheel drive, with both manual and automatic transmissions, each with its own set of unique features. Across the board standard equipment includes air conditioning, power windows and doors, tilt steering, a tachometer, and AM/FM radio with compact disc player with optional six disc CD changer. The 2006 model year added standard cruise control to all automatic versions; in prior years, it was standard in the S trim and an add-on feature in all others. A sunroof, leather steering wheel, leather seats, and cassette player are also on the list of optional equipment. For those looking to add a further high tech edge to their vehicle, a DVD player entertainment system is available, as is a subwoofer for an extra kick from the sound system. The 2003 model year brought with it an optional cold package, with features like lush heated seats and mirrors. In 2005, the Tribute was updated and received a fresh look, both on the interior and exterior. The Tribute's roomy interior ensures optimal comfort for all passengers. It is fully equipped to accommodate storage, with a standard load bearing exterior rack and cargo area tie downs, and an optional cargo net. In addition, the second row seat folds down to allow for extra space. safety ratings for the Tribute have been remarkable, and it enjoyed five star side and rollover crash test safety ratings in 2006. among the standard and available safety equipment are antilock brakes, driver, passenger, front and side curtain airbags, keyless entry and a vehicle antitheft device. The Mazda Tribute offers consumers a large opportunity for customization inside an appealing, compact SUV.