2011 Mazda Tribute

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Mazda Tribute. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2011 Mazda Tribute

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

2011 Mazda Tribute Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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. For 2011, Mazda says the Tribute carries over largely unchanged. Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are offered. A hybrid model is listed separately 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 2011
There are no significant changes.

Exterior
Unlike many other Mazda vehicles, the Tribute does not get a large grille that makes the front of the car look like it is smiling. This is owed partially to the more blocky styling of the Tribute. Exterior features include:

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


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

  • 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 ...

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. For 2011, Mazda says the Tribute carries over largely unchanged. Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trim levels are offered. A hybrid model is listed separately 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 2011
There are no significant changes.

Exterior
Unlike many other Mazda vehicles, the Tribute does not get a large grille that makes the front of the car look like it is smiling. This is owed partially to the more blocky styling of the Tribute. Exterior features include:

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


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

  • 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. Mechanical features include:

  • 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
Safety equipment includes:

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

 


Latest 2011 Tribute Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very Nice SUV

by BruceB from CT on January 20, 2018

Nice vehicle. Mazda version of Ford Escape. My trade was a Ford Explorer so I felt very comfortable making the transition to this smaller SUV-driver’s instrumentation is very similar. I bought the ... Read full review

(5.0)

I have owned my Mazda Tribute for 5 yrs . Love it!

by Bluebell on September 25, 2017

I shopped around quite a bit to find an SUV that wasn't too big or too small. This Mazda suited my needs. I feel my grandson is safe in the back with the center seatbelt w shoulder harness. The car ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Mazda Tribute currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Mazda Tribute has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tribute received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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