$19,765 - $21,870
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,765 - $21,870
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-24 City / 22-29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.3L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive w/Active Torque Control Coupling (ATCC)
  • 60-amp/hr battery w/battery saver
  • 120-amp/hr alternator
  • Independent MacPherson front strut suspension w/lower control arms
  • Rear multi-link suspension w/double lateral links & trailing arms
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P235/70R16 all-season tires
  • Temporary mini spare tire
  • 16" x 7" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering w/variable assist
  • Pwr front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • 16.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color body-side trim
  • Body-color wheel-arch moldings
  • Chrome-plated front grille bar
  • Complex refractor type headlights-inc: autoshutoff w/delay
  • Side repeater lamps w/white lenses
  • Black folding pwr side mirrors
  • Solar tint windshield
  • Rear door & liftgate privacy glass
  • 2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Fixed intermittent rear wiper w/washer
  • Rear flip up window

Interior Features

  • Cloth front reclining bucket seats w/adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat w/adjustable headrests
  • Removable rear seat cushion
  • Large center console w/covered storage bin
  • Console-mounted gear shifter
  • (4) cupholders (2 front & 2 rear)
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, (2) trip odometers, coolant temp gauge
  • Warning lights-inc: check engine, oil pressure, battery charge, low fuel
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down
  • Pwr door locks w/2-stage unlocking-inc: front door central-locking feature
  • Smart unlocking
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic mode
  • Accessory off delay (10 minutes)
  • Remote hood release
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • AM/FM/CD stereo w/digital clock & (4) speakers
  • Sirius satellite radio-ready head unit
  • Locking glove box
  • Front door map pockets
  • Illuminated entry
  • Dual front map lights
  • Dual sun visors-inc vanity mirror w/cover
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Cargo area hooks
  • Aux pwr outlet

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions
  • Front belts w/adjustable height shoulder anchors/pretensioners/force limiters
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child seat lower anchors & tethers (LATCH system)
  • Side-impact door beams

2005 Mazda Tribute Owner Reviews

65 Reviews
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Best Midsize SUV for all your needs

2005 Mazda Tribute i

Best SUV/car I have ever owned. V6 engine is powerful, cloth seats, rear seats fold, CD player, power windows, ABS brakes, I have the towing package on mine. Rear is big enough to haul a washing machine, clothes dryer, or a kitchen stove. I know because I have put these items in the back and the rear hatchback door closes. My SUV has been a very reliable car. It takes me everywhere and has never left me stranded. The ride is comfortable and we enjoying taking long trips in it. Very roomy front and back.

- Shawn F

The Mazda tribute is a very reliable vehicle, and gets great gas mileage.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

The vehicle itself is not a bad vehicle at all. I have never had a more reliable car! I simply am no longer happy with it because of its age. I am ready for a new Mazda! I do plan on driving only Mazdas for a long time! They are very reliable. I have driven this car since 2013 and have only had one engine related issue, which was a leaky water pump hose. It was an easy, inexpensive fix.

- Hillary E

Mazda tribute, power everything & lots of room.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

We purchased this as a used vehicle. It gets great gas mileage, is roomy and very comfortable. It is a 4 door vehicle an SUV, with the back gate opening fully up or you can just open the glass window. It is an automatic transmission, has air conditioning, heat, power windows & door locks. We use it for getting back and forth to work, appointments, errands and school.

- Lisa G

Safety and value. I have found that my vehicle fits very well in that title.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

I am second owner and I have not found any major issues. I have found that replacing the brakes on the rear axle are easy to repair. I do find that the rotors need to be replaced and unless you have access to professional tools I have to take it to a tire shop where they can replace them for me.

- Pattie C

Lots of room. Somewhat dependable.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

The 2005 Mazda tribute I is basically a ford escape. It has lots of room but is made with very cheap materials. The anti- lock brakes are actually dangerous. They engage often on drive pavement. Although it is a somewhat attractive vehicle it can easily be mistaken for the ford escape.

- Frank O

In summary, the Mazda tribute is an overall great vehicle.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

This is my 2nd Mazda tribute. The only problem I have ever had is my computer going out. The Mazda tribute is a very reliable vehicle. It has several features such as heated seats, lumbar, sunroof. I have been extremely happy with my Mazda tribute, and will probably buy another one

- Carrie S

Excellent vehicle. Very dependable.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

We have had no problems. Only minor complaint is foggy plastic lenses on lights and rear lenses have leaked causing bulbs to burn out. The tires lasted almost double expected miles. The windshield pitted but was replaced due to a crack. We have only needed routine maintenance.

- Cindy F

Sporty Mazda with excellent gas mileage.

2005 Mazda Tribute i

Drives smoothly for the most part. It is a stick shift which is hard to come by these days. Excellent gas mileage. A noticeable problem that I have is the 'check engine' light will not go off and there is not anything wrong with the car. Other than that, it's a great car!

- Sarah R

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