2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring Competitors

$24-26k mid-size SUV, designed in Japan, built in U.S.A. 20-21 city / 26-28 hwy 350-490 mile range, gas engine
171 hp 152 cu. in. 4-cylinder 3 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs, the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring is also often compared to cars, sports cars and luxury cars. The 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring's top rivals come from Honda (such as the CR-V EX-L and the Accord EX-L) and Mazda (such as the 3 i Touring)

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Tribute i Touring compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it slightly more ground clearance (8.1" vs 7.5"), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (350 miles vs 321 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (455 miles vs 413 miles), has slightly more spacious back seats (45.1 ft3 vs 28.3 ft3) and has better traction (four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive).

However, on average it has significantly fewer seats (5 vs 7), is slightly more sluggish (20.4 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp), has a slightly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 5 year), has a slightly shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile) and has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3).

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L
$28,905

Significant advantages of the CR-V EX-L (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Better brakes
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 2 stars

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V EX-L (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 8.1"
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the CR-V EX-L and Tribute i Touring

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
$28,590

Significant advantages of the Outlander GT (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Higher towing capacity: 1,401 lb vs 1,099 lb
  • Better brakes
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Outlander GT (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much more cramped back seats: 28.3 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Outlander GT and Tribute i Touring

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • CD changer comes standard
  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
$26,275

Significant advantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Better brakes
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the RAV4 Limited (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Power seats not available

common strengths of the RAV4 Limited and Tribute i Touring

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $26,275 vs $26,290
  • Both come standard with roof rails
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Tribute i Touring compared to car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (67.2 ft3 vs 13.0 ft3), has slightly more gears (6 vs continuously variable), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), significantly more towing weight (1,099 lb vs 850 lb) and has standard roof rails (standard vs not available).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is slightly more sluggish (20.4 lb/hp vs 13.8 lb/hp), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (455 miles vs 536 miles), is slightly less powerful (171 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM) and only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger).

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 2 stars
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 14.7 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.8 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 45.2 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Nissan Maxima SV

2011 Nissan Maxima SV
$35,210

Significant advantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 14.2 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6

common strengths of the Maxima SV and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.9 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Both have power seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive

2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive
$41,210

Significant advantages of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Better brakes
  • Sportier performance: 13.8 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Both have power seats
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design
$43,150

Significant advantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • S60 T6 R-Design's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much less cargo room: 12.0 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the S60 T6 R-Design and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Both have power seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
$36,595

Significant advantages of the Avalon Limited (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Better brakes
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Sportier performance: 13.5 lb/hp vs 20.4 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Avalon Limited (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 14.4 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Avalon Limited and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have spacious back seats: 51.7 ft3 vs 45.1 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.2 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT
$19,225

Significant advantages of the Cruze LT (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 2 stars
  • Safer in side crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Cruze LT's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cruze LT (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 15.4 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Cruze LT and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Tribute i Touring compared to sports car competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (20 mpg vs 13 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 19 mpg), gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (350 miles vs 226 miles), gets much more from a tank of gas on the highway (455 miles vs 331 miles) and has much more cargo space (67.2 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3).

However, on average it doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), is significantly less powerful (171 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), is much more sluggish (20.4 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp) and has worse brakes (drum vs disc).

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Much more powerful: 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 171 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much less cargo room: 12.4 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 226 miles vs 350 miles

common strengths of the C63 AMG and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power seats
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • More powerful: 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 171 HP @ 6,000 RPM
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much less cargo room: 6.9 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 350 miles

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and Tribute i Touring

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $26,290
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Tribute i Touring compared to luxury car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (67.2 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.0 ft3 vs 52.4 ft3), has slightly more gears (6 vs continuously variable), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive) and slightly more towing weight (1,099 lb vs 850 lb).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is significantly more sluggish (20.4 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp), has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6), is slightly less powerful (171 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,000 RPM) and has a much shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year).

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much less cargo room: 12.0 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the 328i and Tribute i Touring

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $26,290
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$43,770

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much less cargo room: 12.5 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the TL and Tribute i Touring

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Inexpensive: $43,770 vs $26,290
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.0 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3
arrow Compare the 2012 Acura TL vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Much less cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3

common strengths of the A4 Premium and Tribute i Touring

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Lots of cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $26,290
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Lexus IS 250

2011 Lexus IS 250
$34,170

Significant advantages of the IS 250 (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the IS 250 (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the IS 250 and Tribute i Touring

  • Inexpensive: $34,170 vs $26,290
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus IS 250 vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
$50,275

Significant advantages of the E350 (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the E350 (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the E350 and Tribute i Touring

  • Good city range: 359 miles vs 350 miles
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Lexus ES 350

2011 Lexus ES 350
$37,600

Significant advantages of the ES 350 (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Better brakes
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the ES 350 (vs the Tribute i Touring)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much less cargo room: 14.8 ft3 vs 67.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the ES 350 and Tribute i Touring

  • Inexpensive: $37,600 vs $26,290
  • Good city range: 352 miles vs 350 miles
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus ES 350 vs the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring