Mazda Tribute Canada
2012 Mazda Tribute. The Smart SUV
The Mazda Tribute is a compact SUV manufactured in Japan by Mazda since 2001, it was co-designed by the Ford Motors Company and it shares the CD2 SUV platform and design with the Ford Escape.
Both the Mazda Tirbute and Ford Escape debuted in Canada in 2001 with 2.0 L Ford Zetec engine or 3.0L V6 Ford Durate engine. In other parts of the world it was also available with a 1.8L engine. The main difference between the Mazda Tribute and Ford Escape is the Tribute's suspension, it is specifically tuned for a firmer and sportier ride.
The Mazda Tribute was launched at the 2000 Auto Show in Los Angeles, in Canada it filled the gap after the Mazda Navajo has been discontinued in 1994. The Mazda Navajo was a rebadged Mazda version of the Ford Explorer. Powerful, yet economical. The 2012 Mazda Tribute gives you the choice of 4-cylinder or V6 engine with excellent fuel economy
The 2005 Mazda Tribute in Canada was upgraded with a 2.3L motor while the 3.0L V6 motor remained the same. The 2006 Tribute production was halted by Mazda until 2007 with the release of the new 2008 Mazda Tribute hybrid.
The second generation Mazda Tribute was launched at the Montreal International Auto Show in 2007 and the 2008 Mazda Tribute was available in Canada during the summer of 2007. The new Tribute was going to change the name to CX-5, as a small version of the Mazda CX-7 and CX-9 SUVs, but they decided to keep the original name. The new generation Tribute has significant changes however continues using the same Ford CD2 platform.
The 2009 Mazda Tribute was revamped yet again with a new 2.5L 171HP MZR engine and better fuel economy. The 3.0L V6 engine was also upgraded to 240HP.