• (4.1) 20 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,980$8,580
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
  • Engine: 153-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2006 Mazda Tribute

Our Take on the 2006 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, you'll find subtle styling differen... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available 4WD
  • Carlike driving feel
  • Sporty suspension tuning

2006 Mazda Tribute Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


Average based on 20 reviews

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Good value vehicle.

by Doug45ACP from Clinton, IA on March 20, 2014

I was looking for a Ford Escape. While doing some research I found that the 2006 Mazda Tribute was made side-by-side with the Escape by Ford here in the U.S. Mine is not fancy. The seats are just some... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Mazda Tribute Safety Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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