The Tribute is a compact SUV manufactured by the Mazda Corporation from 2000 until 2011. Typically known for their focus on compact cars, the Tribute would be the brands first attempt at capturing a part of the growing SUV market. While the Tribute was successful, it later went on to change its name to the popular CX-5, however, owners of the Tribute are still able to ensure that their vehicles are in tip top shape through the use of a Mazda Tribute repair manual.
The first generation Tribute was introduced to the world at the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Tribute would be Mazdaís first SUV produced since discontinuing the Navajo in 1994. Two engines were originally offered with this generation either a 2.0L inline four cylinder or a 3.0L V6. The choice of either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission was available.
During the 2005 model year, all North American Tributes received a mild update. The lower exterior body panels were now painted to match the body color instead of being plastic. The four cylinder engine was improved as well with displacement increasing from 2.0L to 2.3L which wasnít major but definitely increased the carís worth.
The second generation Mazda Tribute was unveiled at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show. This Tribute differentiated itself from its predecessor with a redesigned exterior including all new bodywork. Changes were also made to both the engine and transmission. Two engines were made available for the second generation - both a 2.5L inline four cylinder and a 3.0L V6. A total of three different transmissions were produced including; a 4-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic, and a 5-speed manual. All of the options that became available for the Mazda Tribute were seen as a great milestone for the corporation.
While the Mazda Tribute was only in production for a total of 11 years, the vehicle itself went on to become the Mazda CX-5 which is still in production today. Over the years, the body style changed significantly in order to keep up with the competition.
Although the CX-5 had a different name than the original Mazda Tribute, proud owners are still able to keep their vehicles in good shape thanks to a Mazda Tribute service manual. Mazda is known for its production of reliable vehicles and with these service manuals, technicians and owners can maintain their vehicles so that they last a lifetime.