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Mazda Tribute vs. Nissan Xterra Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2012 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Xterras, 9.6 months of data per Xterra, average 40600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mazda Tribute 26
21.0204081633% 21.0204081633% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Tributes, 7.9 months of data per Tribute, average 58800 miles

 

2010 Mazda Tribute 63
70.8791208791% 70.8791208791% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Tributes, 10.0 months of data per Tribute, average 76500 miles
2010 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Xterras, 9.6 months of data per Xterra, average 61100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Mazda Tribute 50
33.5164835165% 33.5164835165% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Tributes, 10.2 months of data per Tribute, average 82500 miles

 

2008 Mazda Tribute 53
36.8131868132% 36.8131868132% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Tributes, 9.4 months of data per Tribute, average 88500 miles

 

2007 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tributes, 8.6 months of data per Tribute, average 131100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Xterras, 8.3 months of data per Xterra, average 88300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Mazda Tribute 76
53.4482758621% 53.4482758621% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Tributes, 7.7 months of data per Tribute, average 117900 miles
2006 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Xterras, 8.6 months of data per Xterra, average 105900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Mazda Tribute 86
55.3571428571% 55.3571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Tributes, 8.3 months of data per Tribute, average 121600 miles
2005 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Xterras, 8.2 months of data per Xterra, average 126300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tributes, 8.8 months of data per Tribute, average 113100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2003 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Tributes, 9.1 months of data per Tribute, average 142100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Mazda Tribute   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Tributes, 9.0 months of data per Tribute, average 114500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Mazda Tribute vs. Nissan Xterra Reliability Comparisons

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I love this car. It has been very reliable. see full Mazda Tribute review
2003 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
63K miles so far, and the only things that have gone wrone is an air conditioning compressor, and the LCD display for the stereo head unit. No leaks or any other issues. The engine runs great, and everything works great. see full Mazda Tribute review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
In spite of the fact that this car normally receives a reliability rating of 5/10, I have found that if you perform the required preventive maintenance, the car will provide outstanding reliability. see full Nissan Xterra review
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Bulletproof. Drive and enjoy. Wear and tear is the only things you will care about. Trust me, I owned 4 of them, and they all are still in the family. This vehicle withstands a real abuse. If you do minimal maintenance - it will serve you for 10 years at least. see full Nissan Xterra review
2008 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
I've had my X for almost two years now and have had absolutely no problems. I get my scheduled maintenance done at the dealer and change my oil myself ever 3,500 miles. This has been a very reliable vehicle see full Nissan Xterra review
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
We have only had one issue with the vehicle in 4.5 years and nearly 60,000 miles and that is the serpentine belt tensioner need to be replaced under warranty. There is some black trim that has faded, but the structural integrity is the same as new. see full Nissan Xterra review
2006 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Body-on-frame construction offers better rigidity and durability for off road use than a unibody. see full Nissan Xterra review
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Same engine as 350Z has a good reputation as being reliable. Timing Chain and 100K tune ups. see full Nissan Xterra review
2004 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
Nissan has a good reputation see full Nissan Xterra review
2001 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
for the most part this truck has been very reliable, only minor things like power window issues after 60,000 miles but other then a couple of windows power not working completely its been great see full Nissan Xterra review
Nissan Xterra Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 3.3L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
Interior materials are not particularly durable for an SUV marketed to people who actually use them to go off road and to partake in outdoor activites. Have had a coolant hose and power sterring hose go bad for no apparent reason. see full Nissan Xterra review