2: Mazda Tribute
Speaking of the Tribute, the compact Mazda was based on the Ford Escape and shared a lot of styling with the Mercury Mountaineer. This time around, Mazda did some engineering and the Mazda Tribute had a separate suspension from the Escape.
The Tribute managed to sell quite well until Mazda decided to shift its focus toward crossover SUV models. The Tribute is perhaps one of the best and most forgotten SUV models. The final versions of the SUV toward the end of 2010 were extremely well-made.