Interior

The Tribute still has seating for five, and there's a center console storage compartment that Mazda says is big enough to hold a laptop. The rear seat is split 60/40, and the Tribute has just shy of 30 cubic feet of storage space with the backseat up; it's 66 cubic feet with them down. The rear window opens independent of the liftgate if you just need to toss your stuff into the back. There's an optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

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    Going & Stopping
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    Engine Compartment Overview
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    Ride & Handling
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