Suspension and Steering

The new Mazda Tribute retains the chassis system that delivers a superb combination of handling stability and ride comfort both on and off-road. The front suspension employs a MacPherson strut system with robust L-shaped lower control arms that feature rear bushings that incorporate a void aligned in such a way to ensure stability and maximum road input on different road surfaces. Dual-path upper strut mounts achieve superior suspension tuning and an excellent ride, while urethane bump stops ensure effective absorption of shock inputs.

Mazda Tribute features a multi-link rear suspension that employs two lateral links and trailing arms, with the springs located between the trailing arms and the body. This allows for sufficient wheel travel for off-road driving, and maintains the optimum wheel alignment under all conceivable loading and road-surface-input conditions. Another benefit is that the system is space-efficient, allowing the spare tyre to be mounted under the rear floor, not only ensuring good rearward vision, but also providing Mazda Tribute with a modern, urbane look.

Mazda Tribute has a rack-and-pinion steering system with engine-speed-sensitive power assistance that provides good road feedback and precise steering control in all situations. It achieves this by widely spaced steering gear mountings with bushings that include a void aligned in such a way to optimise steering rigidity and reduce vibration.

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