2008 Mazda Tribute Values

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2008 model year changes

For 2008, the Mazda Tribute, which is mechanically similar to the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner, gets a revised exterior appearance, redesigned interior, and a number of other improvements. Side air bags, curtain air bags, and electronic stability control are standard on the Tribute for the first time.

Competitive comparison

Ride and handling (compared to other small SUVs); comfortable interior; utility; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder).

Special features for 2008

The 2008 Mazda Tribute mixes a boxy, more traditional SUV shape with a feel behind the wheel that's very carlike. With the four-cylinder engine, the Tribute is one of the most fuel-efficient small sport-utility vehicles, though the V6 is a better choice for those who plan to drive frequently with heavy loads or at high speed. Mazda also claims that the interior fabrics in the Tribute Grand Touring are the first of any non-luxury SUV to be vinyl-free, and the Sport and Touring models have a fabric made with 35-percent recycled yarns.