2009 Mazda Tribute

ffering more traditional sport-utility vehicle (SUV) styling than Mazda’s other SUVs, CX-7 and CX-9, the 2009 Tribute rounds out the Mazda family of unibody-based crossover SUVs, making it the perfect choice for buyers in search of traditional, go-anywhere rugged styling. Completely redesigned both inside and out for 2008, the 2009 Mazda Tribute adds many new exterior, interior and safety features and two new engines. The 2009 Tribute i now come with a 2.5-liter iVCT 4-cylinder engine which produces 171 horsepower (an increase of 18 horsepower) and 171 lb-ft torque (an increase of 19 lb-ft torque). Tribute s features a new 240-horsepower (an increase of 40 horsepower) 3.0-liter iVCT V6 with 223 lb-ft torque (an increase of 30 lb-ft torque). A new 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on s models (optional on i models) and front and rear stabilizer bars are added for 2009.