2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX

Used Truck - 2002 Mazda Tribute LX in Virginia Beach, Va

Please Call For Price
757-962-8826
  • 2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE LX  - Photo 1
  • ;

    About This 2002 Mazda Tribute LX
    Vehicle Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va
    Year:
    2002
    Make:
    Mazda
    Model:
    Tribute
    Trim:
    LX
    Price:
    Call For Price
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    204,934
    Engine:
    3.0L V6 DOHC 24V
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Stock Number:
    P3542A
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    18
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    24
    Combined MPG: 21
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $112.50*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
    Send This Vehicle  To Your Smartphone
    Scan to send this vehicle to your smartphone.
    Seller's Description and Comments:

    Located at Towne Auto Brokers Inc in Virginia Beach, Va.  Call Towne Auto Brokers Inc today at 757-962-8826 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Air Conditioning
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Am/fm Radio
    • Automatic Headlights
    • Cargo Area Cover
    • Cargo Area Tiedowns
    • Cd Player
    • Child Safety Door Locks
    • Cruise Control
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Driver Airbag
    • Fog Lights
    • Front Air Dam
    • Interval Wipers
    • Keyless Entry
    • Load Bearing Exterior Rack
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror
    • Power Door Locks
    • Power Windows
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Rear Wiper
    • Second Row Folding Seat
    • Second Row Removable Seat
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
    • Tachometer
    • Tilt Steering
    • Tilt Steering Column
    • Vehicle Anti-theft

    Carfax Vehicle History Report:
    Free CARFAX Record Check
    View the CarFax vehicle history report and protect yourself from:
    Major Accidents, Lemon History and Odometer Problems

    » Get A Free CARFAX Record Check
    Financing Information:
    Financing Information
    Payment Calculator:









    Automatic recalculation
    All values are estimated, not guaranteed.

    Additional Photos of this Mazda Tribute

    2002 Mazda Tribute Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2002 Mazda Tribute
    Among the best of the small SUVs.

     

    Introduction
    Mazda Tribute is among the sportiest of the small utilities. Sporty handling and brisk V6 performance place the Tribute among the best of the small sport-utility vehicles sold today. Mazda and Ford worked jointly on developing the Mazda Tribute and Ford Escape and together they outclass the other small utilities.

     

    The Mazda Tribute delivers an excellent value for people who want the image and versatility of a sport-utility coupled with refinement and better on-road handling than truck-based utilities. The Mazda Tribute ES, the top model, comes loaded with leather seating, a six-disc in-dash CD player and other luxury features.

     

    Lineup
    Three trim levels are available: DX ($18,155), LX ($21,485) and ES ($22,715).

     

    The base Tribute DX is powered by a 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission; it is not available with an automatic.

     

    All other models are fitted with a 200-horsepower V6 and a four-speed automatic transmission. In fact, 90 percent of all Tributes will come with the V6 and automatic, including the DX-V6 ($20,635).

     

    All models are available with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive; four-wheel drive and other equipment included with it adds $1200-$1700 to the above prices.

     

    For 2002, the Tribute gets new front seats, a reconfigured center dash storage box and control unit that holds a new audio system for the LX and ES versions with an in-dash six-CD changer. The LX version can be equipped with a six-way power driver's seat. New standard features on all Tributes include 16-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry and rear privacy glass. Four new colors also are offered for 2002: Glacier Metallic, Calypso Blue Metallic, Dark Titanium and Light Cypress Metallic.

     

    Side airbags are optional.

     

    Walkaround
    The Tribute offers an aggressive look, due to its forward-tilted stance, short overhangs and wide track. Thick bumpers, side cladding and wheel lip moldings smoothly integrated into the bodywork convey a sense of stability and refined ruggedness. Large multi-reflector headlamps with clear lenses and rear combination lamps with crystal lenses convey a sense of sportiness. A two-tone color scheme and minimal use of chrome create a clean appearance. The Tribute is aerodynamically superior to several of its competitors.

     

    Mazda Tribute's external dimensions are comparable to those of the Jeep Liberty and Honda CR-V. It is longer than a CR-V and wider than a Ford Explorer.

     

    Interior
    Capable of seating five people, the Tribute offers more front and rear legroom than the Lexus RX 300 luxury SUV. It's more comfortable with four people, however, and no shoulder belt is provided for the rear center position. The front bucket seats and the rear bench seat are comfortable and of higher quality than those found in many SUVs. Like many smaller SUVs, the rear windows do not roll down all the way.

     

    The second-row seat folds down revealing a flat cargo floor and more than 74 cubic feet of cargo space. It will even accommodate 4x8-foot sheets of plywood, if you don't mind flipping open the rear glass hatch and letting the plywood stick out the back. The lift gate window does not have to be closed before opening the rear hatch. A 12-volt power outlet is located in the rear of the cargo compartment.

     

    Radio controls are easy to use and the heating, air conditioning and ventilation controls are simple. Cruise controls are mounted on the steering wheel. The instrument panel is straightforward and easy to read. Noise, vibration and harshness levels are low when underway. Visibility in all directions is very good. The shape of the Tribute's hood and the seating position allow the driver to clearly see both front corners of the vehicle, an advantage over the Honda CR-V, while narrow A- (front) and D- (rear) pillars minimize blind spots. A low bottom edge maximizes visibility out the rear window and there's no spare tire to block the view.

     

    Leather seating surfaces and a six-way power driver's seat are standard on the ES model.

     

    Driving Impression
    The Tribute is an agile and powerful little SUV. It handles better than other sport-utilities. Its sharp steering allows the driver to guide it precisely. At high speeds, the Tribute is supremely stable. Handling response is relatively taut without that mushiness that characterizes SUVs with big off-road tires and long-travel suspensions.

     

    The ride quality is smoother and more sophisticated than that of the other small sport-utilities in its class with firm damping and a well-controlled ride. It handles better on the road the a Jeep Liberty and it's more fun to drive than a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

     

    Steering response is direct and accurate without a big dead spot in the center. There's enough feeling in the steering to impart a sense of control. The tires provide respectable grip in paved corners. The Tribute provides surprisingly good transient response in left-right-left lane-change maneuvers. (The suspensions on front- and four-wheel-drive versions are identical.)

     

    About 90 percent of all Tributes will come with Ford's 3.0-liter V6. Similar in design to the Duratec V6 used in the Ford Taurus, this specially tuned 200-horsepower engine gives the Tribute a distinctive advantage in performance over the other small utilities, including the Toyota RAV4 that's powered by a four-cylinder engine. It isn't the smoothest V6 on the market, nor is it the roughest. But it is smoother and more satisfying than the four-cylinder engines found on most small sport-utilities.

     

    All V6 Tributes come with an automatic transmission. Engine and four-speed automatic communicate well. The transmission shifts smoothly up and down appropriately for the situation and the engine's broad power band never lugs or strains. Mazda tuned the suspension for slightly more aggressive shifting and mapped it for quicker acceleration than the Ford Escape. Properly equipped, the Tribute can tow trailers of up to 3500 pounds, which includes lightweight ski boats, ATVs or snowmobiles.

     

    The Tribute is more than capable of heading down remote two-tracks on trout fishing excursions. It isn't not a highly capable off-road vehicle, however. The Jeep Liberty is better for that. Front-wheel-drive (2WD) Tributes may have trouble passing through silt and mud without getting stuck, but four-wheel-drive versions should get through most of the places most of us want to go. More important, the four-wheel-drive system improves driver control on wet pavement, ice and snow.

     

    Specifically developed for the Tribute, the four-wheel-drive system works full time, automatically transferring power between the front and rear wheels as needed through a gadget called a rotary blade coupling. This coupling (similar to a torque converter in an automatic transmission) will, for example, send more power to the rear wheels if the front wheels start to spin when you're sitting at a traffic light on a rainy day and stomp on the gas. A switch on some models allows the driver to lock the torque split 50/50, which is useful when driving off road or on snow-covered roads.

     

    Though it performs well on primitive unpaved roads, the Tribute is not intended as a serious off-road vehicle. There is no traction control system nor is there a low-range set of gears. Neither its four-wheel-drive system nor its suspension is up to tackling the Rubicon Trail.

     

    Smooth and responsive, the brakes do a good job of slowing the Tribute down in a hurry and Mazda claims they are the best in the class. The optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) come into play just when expected and are detectable by the familiar pulsating sensation. We highly recommend opting for ABS.


     

    Summary
    Mazda Tribute offers more power than the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and other small SUVs with four-cylinder engines. On the road, it is more sophisticated than the Isuzu Rodeo, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Nissan Xterra or Suzuki Vitara. And it costs less than a similarly equipped Xterra. It's a joy to drive and is at the top of its class.

     

    Model Lineup
    DX 2WD ($18,155); DX 4WD ($19,855); DX-V6 2WD ($20,635); DX-V6 4WD ($22,035); LX 2WD ($21,485); LX 4WD ($22,685); ES 2WD($22,715); ES 4WD ($23,915).

     

    Assembled In
    Kansas City, Missouri.

     

    Options As Tested
    ABS ($495); Luxury Package ($1090) includes Premium Audio Package with 6-disc in-dash CD, power sliding glass moonroof; Tow Package ($355); destination charge ($540).

     

    Model Tested
    ES 4WD ($23,915).


    Say You Saw it on AutoShopper.com

    Seller Information

     
     

    3500 Holland Road
    Virginia Beach, Va. 23452

    Email This Seller Email This Seller

    Phone:   757-962-8826
    Contact:

    Disclaimers All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please contact the seller via email or call them at 757-962-8826 to confirm all information including vehicle availability prior to your visit. Neither AutoShopper.com nor our advertisers are responsible for typographical errors, mistakes, or misprints, including but not limited to, pricing errors, individual vehicle disclaimers, finance options, or an incorrect statement of features and/or accessories of a particular vehicle. Click here for more details.

    Payment Calculator - Estimated monthly payments do NOT include license, title, dealer, emissions or other possible fees and sales tax. The seller has the right to cancel or reject your application at any time. All loan figures are based upon non-commercial usage and are subject to credit approval. The accuracy of these calculations is not guaranteed nor is its applicability to your individual circumstances. This calculation is based on the information you entered and is for illustrative purposes only. This calculation reflects amounts in U.S. Dollars rounded to the nearest whole dollar. You should always obtain personal advice from qualified professionals. Use of this application is subject to our terms of use.

    Contact This Seller

    Towne Auto Brokers Inc


    757-962-8826
    Contact: Sales Manager

    3500 Holland Road
    Virginia Beach, Va. 23452

    · Map & Directions
    · View Inventory
    · More Contact Info

    First Name*
     
    Last Name*
    Email*
     
    Zip*
    Phone*
     
    Contact Time:
    Comments*
    Security Code
     
    Enter Code*
    *Required