Vehicle Overview

Just as its Ford Escape brethren got a new look, the Mazda Tribute has received some styling tweaks, including a new grille and interior, plus a rear window that now looks more like the Escape's.

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    Installing Child-Restraint Systems
    Accident statistics reveal that a child is safer in the rear seat. The front passenger's seat is clearly the worst choice for any child under 12, and with rear-facing childrestraint systems it is ...

    Manual Transaxle Operation
    Manual Transaxle Shift Pattern The vehicle is equipped with either a 5- speed or 6-speed manual transaxle. The shift pattern for each is shown above. Depress the clutch pedal all the way down w ...

    The Inside
    The Mazda3's cabin is another aspect that shines, especially for a car in its fifth year on the market without an update. Again, the Cobalt didn't compare in 2005, so it still doesn't, and I rate ...