Mazda Navajo

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Mazda Navajo
Mazda-Navajo.jpg
Owerview
ManufacturerFord Motor Company
Production1991–1994
AssemblyLouisville, Kentucky
Bouk an chassis
ClessMid-size SUV
Body style3-door SUV
LayootFront ingine, rear-wheel drive / fower-wheel drive
RelatitFord Explorer
Ford Ranger (North American)
Mazda B-Series (North American)
Ford Aerostar
Powertrain
Ingine4.0 liter Cologne V6 160 hp (119 kW)
TransmissionFord C3-based A4LD 4-speed automatic
Mazda 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase102.1 in (2,593 mm)
Lenth175.3 in (4,453 mm)
Weenth70.2 in (1,783 mm)
Hicht68.1 in (1,730 mm)
Chronology
SuccessorMazda Tribute

The Mazda Navajo wis a 2-door SUV introduced in 1991, an Mazda's vera first aff-roader. The Navajo wis Mazda's ae truck-based SUV anaa. Available as a fower-wheel drive, twa-door vehicle, the Navajo wis essentially a rebadged Ford Explorer Sport. It wis mercatit in the Unitit States, as Mazda Canadae didnae want tae mercat an SUV. Aw Navajos wis biggit in Louisville, Kentucky, whaur the Explorer wis biggit.

Tae set the twa apairt, the Navajo haed a different grille, taillichts an wheels. Inside, it wis e'en haurder tae tell ane frae the ither, as seat fabrics, typeface on the instrument cluster (but the same design) an the steerin wheel hub wis the apparent differences. Twa trim levels for the Navajo wis offert, base an LX. The base version offered pouer windaes, pouer locks an pouer mirrors as standard. The LX addit features sic as extra interior an a leather-wrapt steerin wheel. An optional premium package laidit up the Navajo wi luxuries includin air conditionin, a stereo seestem wi cassette deck, cruise control, sport seats wi pouer lumbar adjustment an a pop-up/removable muinruif.

A rear-wheel drive Navajo wis available for 1992, geared thewarts fowk that liked the sporty image o an SUV, but didnae need fower-wheel drive. Base models wis nou cawed the DX, mair in keepin wi the Japanese manufacturer's wey o referrin tae thair base versions (sic as Mazda's awn 626 DX). Itherwise, the Navajo chynged sae little that maist o the photography uised in the 1991 brochure wis reuised for the 1992 brochure. As expectit, the 1993 Navajo picked up the same mechanical upgrades as the Explorer, sic as increast pouer for the V6 ingine an fower-wheel anti-lock brakes. Unlik the Explorer, housomeivver, the ither chynge wis an optional CD player. New five-spoke alloy wheels for the Navajo LX wis the chynge for 1994, which wis the Navajo's last year. Sales wis puir an the Navajo wis eventually replaced wi Mazda Tribute (based on the Ford Escape) in 2001, seiven years efter the Navajo wis discontinued. The Navajo wis Motor Trend magazine's Truck o the Year for 1991.