Mazda’s little SUV is a fitting Tribute to badge-engineering’s ills
Like its Ford sibling, the Mazda Tribute has good visibility to the sides and rear, thanks in part to large side mirrors. The view straight ahead is a bit limited by the tall front nose. While backing up, a sonar system beeps when you get close to an object. The closer you get, the faster it beeps. A back-up camera would let you see what you’re getting close to, but the sonar was a welcome addition. Door window sills are tall, but you can still see the ground to check parking stripes without opening the door.