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Assembly Location

Kansas City, MO

'08 Price Range


'07 Price Range

Body Styles

Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Hybrid 4-door SUV

Drive Configuration

Front, AWD


2.3L I-4; 3.0L V-6


M-5, A-4

What's New for '08

  • The Tribute features new front and rear fascias, hood, liftgate, new headlamps and taillamps, 16-in. alloy wheels, standard foglights, a raised beltline, power side-view mirrors and new vinyl-free seat surfaces utilizing recycled materials.
  • Power is derived from either a 2.3L I-4 or a 3.0L V-6, mated to either a 5-speed manual or electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission.
  • The redesigned model rides on a unibody frame, with 4-wheel independent suspension utilizing a MacPherson setup in the front and a fully independent multi-link in the rear, and utilizes an all-new speed-sensitive electric power steering system that improves responsiveness and fuel efficiency.
  • A hybrid variant based on the Ford Escape Hybrid is available for the first time in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations utilizing the 2.3L I-4.
  • Standard safety equipment found on all models include multi-stage front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and curtain side airbags, along with stability control, (not available on Hybrid), and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Related Information

All 2008 U.S. Models

2008 U.S. Model Specifications