Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7

About Mazda CX-7

While most Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVS, place the emphasis on utility, the Mazda CX-7 gives equal time to the "sport" part of the SUV equation. The 2012 Mazda CX-7 SUV is admittedly getting a bit old, but its styling is holding up well, and its still strikes us as one of the nicer crossover SUVs in the mid-size field. With its 5-passenger seating, the Mazda CX-7 can't compete with other SUVs that offer a third-row seat, but its big brother, the CX-9, has that base covered. With the CX-7, you have a sporty crossover with exceptionally good handling, an elegant and refined interior and an available 244-horsepower turbocharged engine that helps the CX-7 live up to is Mazda pedigree.

2012 Mazda CX-7
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mazda CX-7

The 2012 Mazda CX-7 SUV moves into the 2012 with no major changes.

2011 Mazda CX-7
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mazda CX-7

For 2011, Mazda adds a luxury-oriented Touring trim to the i line. The 2011 Mazda CX-7 i Touring costs about the same as the turbocharged 2011 Mazda CX-7 s Touring.

2010 Mazda CX-7
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mazda CX-7

A normally-aspirated (non-turbocharged) model is introduced for 2010. Available only in i SV and i Sport trim and only with front-wheel drive, the newest CX-7 lowers the entry level price to just over $22,000. All 2010 CX-7 trims receive improved sound insulation, a more rigid body and minor interior upgrades such as a new steering wheel, multi-information display and revised center armrest.

2009 Mazda CX-7
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mazda CX-7

For 2009, all trims add an auxiliary input jack. The Grand Touring trims receive an auto-dimming rearview mirror and integrated side mirror turn signals, while heated seats with a power driver's seat are made available on the Sport trim.

2008 Mazda CX-7
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mazda CX-7

A new catalytic converter and engine tuning mean premium fuel is now recommended, but not required.

2007 Mazda CX-7
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mazda CX-7

Without a single midsize or full-size SUV in its lineup, the CX-7 is an important vehicle for Mazda. The success or failure of the CX-7 will indicate the public's willingness to abandon fuel-thirsty trucks for more efficient (and fun to drive) forms of transportation, such as the upcoming seven-passenger Mazda CX-9.

Consumer Reviews

Fun Driving Crossover!

By on Saturday, December 15, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Appearance, price, value, sportiness"

Cons: "A little underpowered"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've now had this car for a little over a year, this is my second Mazda. It is so much fun to drive! My girlfriend has a CRV, and I can't stand the sloppy steering, my CX is nimble with great road feedback. I love the sportshift on mountain and hilly roads. Gas mileage has been pretty decent, I drive mostly freeways and average 26 mpg, not so good around town, but a recent trip to Vegas got me almost 30! I do wish there was a little more power out of the 4cyl, but 95% of the time, it's plenty adequate. Love the Bluetooth and back up camera. I plan on doing what I did with my last Mazda, and driving it for ten years and racking up the miles! My protege only required oil, brakes, tires, belts, and a muffler in 150k miles, and I think my CX will do the same!"

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Gets a bad Rap

By on Thursday, October 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, great engine, comfortable"

Cons: "Timing tick, lousy access to headlights"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned this car for 7 years and have loved it. It rides great, it is peppy and it looks good. I have not had one major issue in this time. The turbo hauls like an eight and it picks up in no time. The cornering and stability is great both on highway and side roads. The Bose stereo was well worth the price. I got FWD but adding snow tires made it drive like a tank though 10 inches of snow."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Replaced my minivan!!

By on Monday, October 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great price, fun to drive, handles well"

Cons: "none yet!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I just bought this car in June. It has about 4500 miles on it and I love it. The only problem has been that we've already had to have the rotors smoothed - the brakes were pulsating at 60 mph. Other than that, I've got no complaints. I looked at alot of other cars before buying my CX7 and the CX7 had the most options at the best price."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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