(4.2) 18 reviews
MSRP: $1,641$6,581
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 20-25
Engine: 130-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2003 Mazda Tribute

Our Take on the 2003 Mazda Tribute

Our Take

Because Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, there’s a close kinship between the popular Ford Escape sport utility vehicle and the related Mazda Tribute. Both SUVs were introduced for the 2001 model year. Subtle styling differences between the two are noticeable, and interior features... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

As a kid, I remember arguing with friends about how it was possible that Superman could disguise himself by wearing glasses and a suit. How could people miss that Clark Kent looked an awful lot like the Man of Steel? The same goes for the auto industry. For years, automakers have been making the same car with subtle variations — making them into two different models from the same D... Read full review for the 2003 Mazda Tribute

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by Tribute Guy from NJ on April 7, 2010

1st one is a 2001 manual 4...just keeps going and going...still haven't replaced timing belt at 120K + miles...want to keep it going - so will soon (as a precaution?) 2nd one is a 2003 V6 auto...just ... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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