The 200-horsepower, 3.0-liter, V-6 provides adequate power for daily driving, and with a 193 lb.-ft. of torque, the Tribute leaves the line with some authority. Freeway speeds are reached without strain and there weren’t any issues on long uphill sections of road. All in all, its performance was OK, if not a bit dull. The four-speed automatic was smooth and resistant to hunting gears, although a five-speed automatic would make for better economy. As it was, gas mileage was an unimpressive 18.6 mpg, although the EPA rates this version at 18 city and 24 on the highway.