• (4.6) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,222$8,006
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-26
  • Engine: 153-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2005 Mazda Tribute

Our Take on the 2005 Mazda Tribute

Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, so 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 and upgraded for 2005. When comparing the two SUVs, there are subtle styling differenc... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Noise
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Occasional floatiness
  • Lack of low-range gearing

Notable Features

  • More powerful four-cylinder
  • Available V-6
  • Available 4WD
  • Carlike driving feel
  • Sporty suspension tuning

2005 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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Never a complaint

by SUV driver from on December 9, 2010

Bought new and have never had one problem! Comfortable, reliable, spacious, good gas mileage...what's not to like!

5 Trim Levels Available

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2005 Mazda Tribute Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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