(4.5) 15 reviews
MSRP: $1,472$5,804
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-25
Engine: 130-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2001 Mazda Tribute

Our Take on the 2001 Mazda Tribute

Our Take

Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, and though the Japanese company still sells unique products, it shares the Tribute with its bosses in Dearborn, Mich. Tribute is a new sport utility vehicle developed by the two companies, and Ford’s version is the Escape. They are based on the fro... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

It's easy to overlook the Mazda Tribute, a compact sport-utility vehicle that's a close cousin to the Ford Escape. In fact, one Mazda vice-president admitted, "No one was waiting for an SUV (to be) introduced by Mazda." So why did we give our $25,475 test vehicle three stars? As we discovered, it's a pretty decent alternative to those little "cute utes" from Toyota and Honda. S... Read full review for the 2001 Mazda Tribute

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I LOVE this car!

by Cricket from Dallas, TX on October 3, 2010

I bought a used 2001 Tribute in 2008 after I wheeled my Camry into the shop for trade...sorry, but my experience with the Camry was less than positive and I won't own another. I digress....this car wa... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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There are currently 15 recalls for this car.

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