2008 Mazda Tribute HEV

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2008 Mazda Tribute HEV

Welcome to the next evolution of the Mazda Tribute. The 2008 Tribute Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) continues Mazda's commitment to environmental responsibility. Joining the MAZDA3 and MAZDA6, both offering Partial-Zero Emission engines, the 2008 Tribute HEV combines the well-crafted elegance of the Mazda Tribute with the energy efficiency of an environmentally friendly, gas-electric hybrid engine. Presenting the 2008 Mazda Tribute HEV: Hybrid Technology the Zoom-Zoom way. * The Tribute HEV, with the modified MZR 2.3-liter gasoline engine, has been optimized to run on the Atkinson combustion cycle. The Atkinson cycle modifies the timing of the closing of the valves, letting the engine realize more efficiency. * Additional power is provided by a permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor at low speeds or in low-load situations. Once the Tribute HEV reaches speeds over 25 mph, or if extra power is needed, the gasoline engine starts smoothly to provide it with the required power and efficiency. * With the Regenerative Braking System, upon deceleration the electric motor charges the battery by working as a generator, storing normally lost energy then transferring it to the battery cell, which will be used by the AC synchronous electric motor. * High compression ratio and lightweight aluminum construction make the engines and drivetrain even more efficient. * Incredible mileage of up to 30 highway/34 city MPG with the 2WD model and 27 highway/29 city with the 4WD model. * Incorporates the luxurious interior and bold, aggressive exterior of the standard Tribute SUV. * The Tribute HEV also has great features such as a premium entertainment system and innovative storage, along with the latest safety features such as Tire-Pressure Monitoring System. The advanced front air bags provide front coverage with side-impact air curtains supplying protection in rollover situations. * The 2008 Tribute HEV is being made in a production run of about 350 vehicles and sold in select areas of California.

Engine2.3L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
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Fuel Economy Hwy (MPG)28
Fuel TypeGas/Electric Hybrid
Fuel Economy City (MPG)22
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