|MPG||City 19 / Hwy 22|
|Engine||V6 Cylinder Engine|
|Drive Train||Front wheel drive|
Because Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, 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. Subtle styling differences between the two are noticeable, and interior features are not alike. The Tribute also has different suspension settings. Claimed to be the sportier member of the pair, Mazda?s car-based SUV has been attracting considerable interest, though its sales lag well behind Ford?s version. Automotive News reports that 45,270 Tributes were sold in 2001 vs. more than 164,000 Escape sales during the same period. Both models compete against such rivals as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The Tribute is available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD), and it is offered in DX, LX and upscale ES trim levels. Several interior upgrades have been added for 2003. A two-tone dashboard is installed, and the ES gains standard side-impact airbags. A new cold-weather option group for the ES includes heated seats and mirrors.
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