The Ford plant in assembled the Tribute for the North American market, alongside the Ford Escape. While a four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is standard for either the four or the six cylinder Tributes, the four-banger can also be fitted with a five-speed manual transmission. Drivetrain options include two- or all-wheel drive, and a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. For other Asia-Pacific markets, production was shifted to the plant in , , which also produces Tribute's twin for Asia-Pacific markets. The interior was significantly upgraded using all new components and higher quality materials, and was generally praised by automotive journalists. . The car is not the best car in the world but it is not the worst.
The buckets are wide and have plenty of surrounding room; the rear bench seat doesn't have as much spread-out space, but two adults can ride on it happily. Nonetheless I really like this base model Mazda Tribute. The standard 2008 Mazda Tribute can be fitted with either a 2. Taking luxury a step further is the Grand Touring model, which adds leather upholstery with heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and backup camera. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website.
On the inside, changes included a new floor mounted automatic transmission shifter, in place of the old column shifter Asia-Pacific model only; -built Tribute gained the floor shifter in 2005. Remedy Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. Front and side airbags are standard, along with side-curtain airbags that extend rearward. Living now in Connecticut, I appreciate this feature. That's the name of the game.
The recall began on May 21, 2015. So, back to the converter. Engines remain the same, but the has been modified to reduce fuel consumption by over 10%, while the has improved mid-range torque and an electronic throttle. Mazda's number for this recall is 7614E. Front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags also come standard helping to keep you and yours safe at all times. Unchanged for the 2011 model year, the Mazda Tribute and Tribute Hybrid share most of their running gear with the Ford Escape--which will be replaced for the 2012 model year.
A new addition was the Hybrid model which was previously only available on the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner. I thought a brake might have been dragging, but that seems unlikely since it was new and it rolls easily in neutral. The base version uses a 2. So if lousy mileage is your concern, maybe the converter is the culprit. A generous amount of interior room for five passengers mostly benefits those in front. The in , and the plant in also assembled the Tribute for their respective markets.
I have had one repair, which might have been a recall issue, the ignition switch gave out and I had to have it replaced. There are so many things to like about the 2011 Mazda Tribute, especially its versatility. Mazda said it was not covered since my warranty had run out. Recall Date 2014-05-29 Description Mazda North American Operations Mazda is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Tribute vehicles manufactured October 5, 2006, through September 11, 2010. The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width. Moving up the power ladder is a 3. It's teamed with a five-speed manual transmission, while the preferable--and far more common--six-speed automatic is available.
The Tribute has a trio of powertrains, with options for shifting and traction. If you are considering mpg estimates as one of the primary buying options, scroll down for Mazda Tribute gas mileage competitors. In fact I totally agree with cars. The Tribute and Escape debuted in 2000, offering front or and a choice of a 2. Side mirrors featured integrated indicators. Its conservative styling resembled the , a rebadged two-door which was retired in 1994. I bought the Tribute because it is 4 wheel drive.
Remedy parts are currently unavailable. For a more in-depth look at this crossover, read TheCarConnection's most recent. What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2011 Mazda Tribute None of our members have yet commented on the real gas mileage of the 2011 Mazda Tribute. In -built models, a floor-mounted shifter replaced the column shifter; However, Japanese-built models continued with a column shifter. Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536. Since both major crash-test agencies have changed their ratings, no figures are available yet for the 2011 model year.
But one thing cannot be denied. The model featured a 2. Most significant were all new engines; Mazda's new 2. Recall Date 2015-06-03 Description The Timken Company Timken is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. In 2007, Mazda stopped selling and producing the Tribute in Japan, and replaced it with similar sized.