Mazda’s little SUV is a fitting Tribute to badge-engineering’s illsby Oliver Bentley
Mazda Tribute – 2008 Review: Float down the Mississippi River and you’re sure to notice that its branches vary little from the main channel. Same trees on the banks, same good fishing, muddy water and soggy bottom all around. Nearly indistinguishable, in fact, so much so that it reminds us of the Mazda Tribute: like so many Mississippi River byways, the Tribute is just as soggy and muddy as its brother, the Ford Escape. We just wish the fishing was still as good as it once was. Just like time and the river, the competition has passed the Tribute by.