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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
4WD 4-Door S 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
FWD I4 Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD I4 Manual Sport 22 28 $17,923 $19,135
FWD I4 Automatic Sport 20 26 $19,242 $20,550
FWD V6 Automatic Sport 18 24 $20,398 $21,790
FWD I4 Automatic Touring 20 26 $19,965 $21,325
FWD V6 Automatic Touring 18 24 $21,121 $22,565
FWD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 20 26 $22,006 $23,515
FWD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 18 24 $23,163 $24,755
4WD I4 Automatic Sport 19 24 $20,874 $22,300
4WD V6 Automatic Sport 17 22 $22,030 $23,540
4WD I4 Automatic Touring 19 24 $21,597 $23,075
4WD V6 Automatic Touring 17 22 $22,752 $24,315
4WD I4 Automatic Grand Touring 19 24 $23,638 $25,265
4WD V6 Automatic Grand Touring 17 22 $24,794 $26,505
FWD I4 HEV Touring 34 30 $23,844 $25,485
FWD I4 HEV Grand Touring 34 30 $26,185 $27,995
4WD I4 HEV Touring 29 27 $25,476 $27,235
4WD I4 HEV Grand Touring 29 27 $27,816 $29,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$17,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$19,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda Tribute wears a sharp new set of sheetmetal, but performance remains middling, and it still lacks a third-row option.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - SUV
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 71.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 43.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 67.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 103.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
Length, Overall (in) - 174.9
Liftover Height (in) - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 60.4
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.0 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 19.1" x -TBD-
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 16.5
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 39.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.82 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.95
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 T145/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2297 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3233
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Temporary
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 152 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LL8 NA
Displacement 4.2L/256 2.3L/138
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 153 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.26
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.37
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.94
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.13
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Isuzu Ascender Mazda Tribute
Body Code NA -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Multi Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Dbl-A Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3080 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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