Here you will find monthly and yearly Canadian and U.S. sales figures for the Mazda Tribute. Use the dropdown at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home to find sales figures for any other vehicle currently on sale in North America. Production of the Tribute has ended and updating of this post has ended along with it.
Mazda Tribute Overview
The Mazda Tribute was a compact SUV that was produced from 2000 to 2011. Essentially, it was Mazda’s version of the Ford Escape, since both automakers shared platforms and technologies at the time due to a strategic partnership. When launched, the Tribute was Mazda’s first SUV, aiming to combine the on-road presence and handling of a car with the versatility and practicality of an SUV. Like the Ford Escape, the Tribute was positioned in the growing compact SUV segment, designed to appeal to customers looking for a more car-like SUV experience.
Over its production lifespan, the Tribute was offered with various engines, including a 2.0-liter inline-four, a 3.0-liter V6, and later, a 2.3-liter inline-four. Both manual and automatic transmissions were available, with options for front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive layouts. The Mazda Tribute was available in several trim levels, providing various degrees of luxury and features. Standard equipment typically included air conditioning, power accessories, and an audio system. Higher trims offered leather upholstery, upgraded audio systems, a sunroof, and other premium features.
The Tribute underwent a significant facelift in 2008, which updated its appearance and brought in a range of improvements. However, by 2011, Mazda decided to discontinue the Tribute. Its position in Mazda’s lineup was essentially taken over by the Mazda CX-5, a more modern and dynamically designed compact SUV that aligned more closely with Mazda’s evolving brand image and “Zoom-Zoom” identity.
Mazda Tribute Sales Figures
While the Tribute was generally well-received for its practicality and reliability, it often stood in the shadow of its more popular sibling, the Ford Escape. Still, for those who appreciated Mazda’s branding and styling touches, the Tribute offered a compelling alternative in the compact SUV market of its time.