As gas prices continue to rise, smaller, more practical SUV's such as the redesigned 2008 Mazda Tribute are taking center stage by offering a blend of fuel efficiency, car-like ride, and SUV-versatility.
But practicality doesn't have to mean bare-bones, as this nimble, 5-passenger sport 'ute can be equipped with leather seating, a multifunction steering wheel, and rear seat DVD-entertainment system to name just a few of the '08 Tribute's optional amenities.
Engine choices are a 153 horsepower 2.3-liter inline-4, and a 200 horsepower 3.0 liter V-6. Power is sent to the front wheels, or available 4-wheel-drive through a 4-speed automatic transmission. A 5-speed manual is available on the base 4-cylinder, front wheel drive model.
Fuel economy ranges from 17 miles per gallon city up to 28 miles per gallon highway.
Base MSRP for the 2008 Mazda Tribute is $19,135. A fully loaded 4-wheel drive V6 model can top out at just over $29,000. The Tribute is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile power train warranty.
Combining a car-like ride, fuel efficient engines, plenty of creature comforts and SUV versatility, the 2008 Mazda Tribute is ready for anything---from the concrete jungle, to backwoods trails!