2003 Mazda Tribute Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Merlot Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,229 - $5,177
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
22 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
130-200
Seats
5

How 2003 Mazda Tribute Ranks In Its Class

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#6
  By Price
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#6
  By Experts
Ranks  
#5
  By MPG

Mazda Tribute Models & Trims

DX $3,481 - $4,774
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $3,832 - $5,177
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
ES $3,229 - $4,678
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.15
2 star
0%

A Proud Mazda Tribute Owner

The performance of my car is very good. It is a V6 engine and it have good power giving me a smooth ride.The reliability is very good I had no major problems with my car out of the 10 years I had it I have only had one breakdown on the road and a few in my driveway and that was the battery. The comfort and features are good my features are not high tech but they are good enough for me.

Adrienne R
Helpful

Mazda are the best performing and trust cars one can buy.

My car is a 2003 Mazda tribute with silver and gray trim. It is a 6 cylinder engine it is a good driving car with a smooth ride. I haven't had any major problems with my car just basic repairs like oil changes tune ups battery. The performance is very good and the reliability is excellence I only had a few car not starting and the comfort level is good and the features are just normal.

A R
Helpful

This vehicle is perfect for families. Dependable and comfortable!

My Tribute is the perfect size, not too big, not too small. It's easy to fit the car seats in, and get the kids in and out. It's comfortable to ride in and to drive. This is my first vehicle with heated seats, and I love them so much! I really like that it's dependable. We haven't had to do any service on it so far beyond oil changes. I'd like a little better gas mileage.

Tamara L
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,481 - $4,774
$3,832 - $5,177

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 (hp)
200 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC SMPI 16
3.0L DOHC SMPI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 - 40.3 (in.)
38.2 - 40.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 (in.)
36.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 38.9 (in.)
36.9 - 38.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/70R16
P235/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 (in.)
103.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
17.7 (ft.)
18.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
173 (in.)
173 (in.)

Width

Width
70.8 (in.)
71.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3050 - 3207 (.lbs)
3321 - 3491 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 (hp)
200 (hp)

Torque

Torque
135 (ft. lbs.)
200 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.1 (gal.)
16.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
M
Side
G
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbag
  • Outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front belts w/adjustable height shoulder anchors, pretensioners
  • Rear center lap belt
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Child seat tether anchor
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Driver & front passenger side airbag *
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

Recall Apr 4, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 4, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V174000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 Tribute vehicles manufactured May 22, 2000, through December 19, 2003, originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. These vehicles may experience excessive corrosion at the forward attachment of the lower control arm.
Consequence:
A separation of the lower control arm can result in a significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will install a newly designed reinforcement cross-brace, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Mazda expects to send an interim notification around May 19, 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the part installed. If customers bring their vehicles to a dealer before reinforcement crossbraces are available, dealers will inspect the subframe and either inform customers that the vehicle is safe to drive until the remedy parts are available or provide a rental vehicle until parts are available if an immediate repair is needed. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 7514D.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
04V175
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 Duratec engines, during deceleration at vehicle speeds below 40 mph, the engine may stall, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on May 3, 2004. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

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