The 2010 Mazda Tribute and Tribute Hybrid offer decent feature lists, but the lack of a navigation system and the superb voice-activated SYNC infotainment system offered on the Ford and Mercury variants of this SUV are a major drawback.
There are four models of 2010 Mazda Tribute, starting with the i-Sport, and then in ascending order, the i-Touring, i-Grand Touring, and s-Grand Touring. Standard equipment installed on the base model as reported by Automotive.com includes "air conditioner with pollen filter, halogen headlights and foglights, flip-up rear window, cargo hooks, rear heater ducts, reclining front seats, 60/40 split folding rear seats, AM/FM/CD player with four speakers, remote entry, cruise control and tilt steering wheel." This source was particularly impressed with the 2010 Mazda Tribute's air conditioning.
All "i" models have the 2.5-liter four, and the "s" model is powered by the 3.0-liter V-6. Touring models replace the five-speed manual with the automatic transmission and add power seat adjustment, while Grand Touring models come with a power sliding glass moonroof and dual heated power remote outside mirrors.
Standard features include 16-inch wheels and fog lamps. A DVD entertainment system, heated seats, Sirius Satellite Radio, and remote start are on the options list. More interesting is what is not available; Edmunds reports that "premium items like a navigation system or Bluetooth connectivity still aren't offered." Owners can always buy a (much cheaper) portable nav system, but it's an unusual omission on a family vehicle.
This is a problem, as Kelley Blue Book points out that the "Mazda Tribute doesn't match the levels of overall refinement offered by...fresher competitors." However, Edmunds notes that an optional rear-seat DVD system can be added to any version of the 2010 Tribute to keep the kids entertained on long trips.
For 2010, Mazda adds a few new convenience items. All models now have an ambient temperature gauge, and the Grand Touring and hybrid models get a built-in garage-door opener and an electrochromatic rearview mirror with rearview camera display.