2011 Mazda Tribute  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#49 of 2011 SUVs

#110 of all 2011 vehicles


The Tribute, part of Mazda's lineup since 2001, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Mazda Tribute is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Mazda Tribute has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Mazda Tribute has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0558% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3772%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0558% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3772% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Mazda Tribute is 16% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Mazda Tribute is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8656Suzuki Grand VitaraMazda TributeFord EscapeMitsubishi OutlanderSubaru ForesterToyota RAV4Honda CR-VJeep CompassHonda ElementKia SportageHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Mazda Tribute with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2011 Mazda Tribute is safer than the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara and less safe than the 2011 Toyota RAV4, the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, the 2011 Kia Sportage, the 2011 Honda Element, the 2011 Jeep Compass, and the 2011 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2011 Ford Escape and the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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