Mazda’s little SUV is a fitting Tribute to badge-engineering’s ills
2ND Opinion – CHEE
Psst: Mazda now has something named a CX-7 and a CX-9. It’s true! And they are two very sexy and fun-to-drive crossover vehicles that bring the Mazda “dna” to this segment. That’s happy news for crossover buyers, so…for those of you still confused out there, this means that the Tribute, despite its refreshed sheet metal and upgraded interior materials, is really not much better than a Ford Escape and really should be the last vehicle on your shopping list. Buy the CX-7, the CX-9, and drive off the Mazda lot happy.