Exterior

The Tribute has the same overall shape as the Escape but features unique exterior trim and a different grille and headlamps, which were redesigned for 2005. Both SUVs exhibit a conventional small-SUV profile, with similar dimensions. The rear fascia has vertical taillights, and alloy wheels hold 16-inch tires. The rear liftgate contains flip-up glass.

Tributes ride a 103.1-inch wheelbase and measure 174.4 inches long overall. Standing 67.7 inches tall (not including roof rails), the four-door Tribute has a fully independent suspension. Ground clearance is 8.4 inches when loaded.

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    Rear Window Defroster
    The rear window defroster clears frost, fog, and thin ice from the rear window. The ignition must be switched ON. Press the switch to turn on the rear window defroster. The rear window defroster ...

    Hood
    WARNING. Always check that the hood is closed and securely locked: A hood that is not closed and securely locked is dangerous as it could fly open while the vehicle is moving and block the drive ...

    Lighting Control
    Headlights To turn on the lights, turn the headlight switch on the end of the control lever. NOTE: To prevent discharging the battery, don't leave the lights on while the engine is off unless ...