I have personally owned three mini SUV's --- all of them Mazda Tribute's. I have had absolutely no mechanical issues with any of the Tribute's that I have owned. What is remarkable to me about this mini SUV is the hauling room. I have hauled furniture to lumber in the rear cargo area without a single problem. It is roomy enough to stretch out in the rear seats, or even recline, while not intruding on front passengers seat space.
I upgraded to leather and moonroof the third time, and was extremely impressed with the luxurious feel to my fuel conscious vehicle. While I have tripled the average miles per year driven on this vehicle, it remains completely mechanically sound without more than regular oil changes and tire rotation. This is the vehicle to purchase if you are looking for something that drives like a car, but has hauling room, and can be a luxury vehicle with a reasonable price in the low $20K range.