Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,043 - $8,060
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
133-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,043 - $8,060
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
133-200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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2008 Mazda Tribute Owner Reviews

4.07

28 Reviews

43% 25% 29% 4% 1 star 0%

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Lasts a long time, but it does feel like it is aging quickly now that it has gone in a decline. Otherwise I love this car and it is very reliable.

I love my Mazda Tribute. Most of the issues it has / I have with it are related to old age and use (i.e. needing oil changes more frequently, needing new windshield wipers, transmission checks etc). The hinges on back trunk door appear like they weren't coated or protected well because they completely fell apart into dust when I opened the window one day. The window had to be taped to the door. I think most of the features are intuitive, but as the car is ten years old it is not up to date on technology. This doesn't bother me much, but for someone who wants the latest feature this might be an issue. It has lots of room in the front and passenger seats. The trunk is not huge, but it is decent sized. The passenger seats fold down, but they don't fold down flat so they're at a weird angle that does not give you more room in your car (like you would think).

- Addy V

It does not get good gas mileage.

Overall, my 2008 Mazda tribute is a great car! It does not have many of the modern updates most cars have today; especially from the same year. No power seats or heated seats. My CD player does not work and neither does my cruise control. The gas mileage on the car is far from perfect (I also travel 60+ miles per day for work. ). I love my tribute, but am seriously considering a new vehicle. My previous vehicle was year years older and had more amenities and updates to offer.

- Kaila M

My tribute is reliable and a fun SUV to own.

My tribute have not had any major problems since I purchased it 6 years ago. The only problems that I have had were minor ones. My left passenger window would not let down and it was covered under warranty. My DVD player would not load DVDs and it was covered under warranty. My starter went out and the starter coil had to be replaced. The tribute gets good gas mileage and is a fun vehicle to drive.

- Derek H

Ranked #17 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,043 - $7,586
$6,192 - $7,723

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 - 200 hp
133 - 200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L DOHC SMPI 16
3.0L DOHC SMPI 24
2.3L DOHC SMPI 16
3.0L DOHC SMPI 24
2.3L 16
Permanent Magnet electric motor
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.3 ft.
39.3 ft.

Length

Length
174.9 in.
174.9 in.

Width

Width
71.1 in.
71.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3233 - 3503 .lbs
3300 - 3764 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 - 200 hp
133 - 200 hp

Torque

Torque
152 - 193 ft. lbs.
124 - 193 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 - 350 .lbs
100 - 350 .lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 gal.
15 - 16.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 23 mpg
18 - 23 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 24 mpg
22 - 24 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety