2010 Mazda Tribute

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2010 Mazda Tribute
2010 Mazda Tribute

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Good cargo space with rear seat down
  • Rear window opens independent of liftgate
  • Many standard safety features

The bad:

  • Bland styling, inside and out

5 trims

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Our 2010 Mazda Tribute trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic available

2010 Mazda Tribute review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Mazda Tribute, a sibling to the Mercury Mariner and Ford Escape, got a significant exterior and interior face-lift for 2008. For 2009, Mazda made a slew of mechanical changes designed to improve performance and efficiency, including new four-cylinder and V-6 engines. Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are offered. A hybrid model is listed elsewhere in the Cars.com Research section. The Tribute seats five and its competitors include the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox.

New for 2010
There are no significant changes for 2010.

The outside of the Tribute didn’t get as dramatic a face-lift as the Escape did for 2008. The grille lost its crossbar and the Mazda logo was moved up.

  • Standard 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Standard fog lights
  • Standard power mirrors
  • Standard automatic headlights
  • Optional heated mirrors
  • Optional power moonroof

The Tribute has seating for five and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The rear window opens independent of the liftgate.

  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard cruise control
  • Standard power windows and locks
  • Cloth- or leather-trimmed seating
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available satellite radio

Under the Hood
Tribute buyers get the choice of a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. A manual transmission is standard on the base model, and other models come with a six-speed automatic transmission, which is available on the base model.

  • 171-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 171 pounds-feet of torque
  • 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 with 223 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Optional six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety equipment includes:

  • Standard front, side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution
  • Standard electronic stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Excellent condition car for sale because leaving t

This is my 3rd love n friend in my life as a car it never gave me hard time it’s always lucky for me so good performance n feel so comfortable whenever I drive I love car interior it’s evergreen classy look


Best car we've had

Our 2010 Tribute was a great car! This is the first car we have driven over 100,000 miles!! Even though this car is not made anymore, we decided to stick with Mazda for the quality and dependable care.


Most reliable car I've ever had

Over all i like this vehicle even if it wasn't my first choice but I'm glad i got it cause I'm happy with it. I would recommend this vehicle.

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