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2001 Mazda Tribute

At a Glance

Drive Types 4WD
Transmissions A4-speed
Fuel Economy 18 (city), 24 (highway)

Overview Information

Mazda hasn't had a SUV since the almost forgotten Navajo (a rebadged 2-door Explorer). The new Tribute fills a gaping hole in Mazda's model lineup. Mazda positions the Tribute as an alternative to the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4, which are smaller, and only available with 4-cylinder engines. The Tribute is powered by a 130-bhp/2.0L inline-4 or 200-bhp/3.0L V-6. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual (4-cylinder only) or 4-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive and 4WD models are available.

Official Word:

The addition of the new Tribute to the Mazda lineup marks the company's resurgence as a full-line manufacturer.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Tribute (200-bhp) A4-speed 4WD 18/24/21 TBD