2008 Mazda Tribute

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

174.9” x 67.7”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Good cargo space in back with seats down
  • Rear window opens independent of liftgate
  • Many standard safety features

The bad:

  • Lost some of its unique look
  • Bland styling, inside and out

9 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Redesigned for 2008
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system
  • Choice of four-cylinder or V-6

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 3.9
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.1
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Most recent consumer reviews


Best car I’ve owned

I have a 2008 model with 109K miles and climbing. This car has exceeded my expectations and has been the most reliable car I’ve owned. I wish Mazda would bring back a modernized version as I wouldn’t hesitate to upgrade to a newer model.


2008 Mazda Tribute

Nice Style...cross between a truck and car. Best of both worlds. Plenty of room for driver, passengers and cargo. Too bad Mazda stopped making this model.


at 75.000 miles everyting starts breaking down.

This car is the most uncomfortable car I have ever owned. Don't ever ride in backseat you will get whipped around. bade gas mileage. At 65 miles hr car starts shaking. Gas peddle cable pops off.

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Based on the 2008 Mazda Tribute base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
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Side rear passenger