2011 Mazda Tribute Overview
For off-road capability, SUV versatility and above-average fuel economy, the 2011 Mazda Tribute is a practical vehicle at a practical price.
There are so many things to like about the 2011 Mazda Tribute, especially its versatility. Under the Tribute’s hood is a 171-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-four or an all-aluminum 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6, both of which feature variable cam technology. Drivetrain options include two- or all-wheel drive, and a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2011 Tribute competes with other compact SUVS like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
The Tribute’s fuel economy numbers ring in at 18-22 mpg city and 23-28 mpg highway and if that isn’t good enough for you, a hybrid version that tops out at 34 mpg is also available. For added environmental friendliness, both engines are Flex Fuel capable. Functionality is high with over 1,100 pounds of payload capacity and up to a 3,500-pound tow rating.
The 2011 Mazda Tribute boasts a strong unibody frame with four-wheel independent suspension. Fog lights, power mirrors, automatic headlights and 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels come standard, while heated mirrors and a power moonroof are optional.
Inside the 2011 Mazda Tribute is plenty of cargo room. Find 31.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and 67.2 cubic feet with the rear seats down. The base Sport model comes equipped with a CD player, air conditioning, cruise control, and power windows and locks. The Touring model rides in style thanks to a six-CD changer and seven-speaker audio system, as well as a power-adjustable driver’s seat. 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.
Safety comes standard in the 2011 Mazda Tribute, starting with antilock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution for maximum braking effectiveness. Mazda’s Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC) help the driver keep the 2011 Tribute under control when grip is compromised. Front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags also come standard helping to keep you and yours safe at all times.
If you like safety, luxurious appointments, and excellent fuel efficiency in an SUV, then the 2011 Mazda Tribute deserves a look.