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Mazda CX-7

Mazda CX-7 side view
Mazda CX-7 angular front perspective
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Overview of the Mazda CX-7

Learn about the Mazda CX-7

Summary

The Mazda CX-7 is an attractive mid-size crossover SUV that is fun to drive while being safe and practical. It’s available with automatic transmission and either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Later models offer a choice between a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a less powerful but more fuel-efficient base engine. Production for the CX-7 ceased in 2012, but its distinctive styling still stands out today. This is a car for drivers who want to enjoy the ride without compromising on comfort, function or performance.

Safety

The Mazda CX-7 offers a range of safety features as standard from its first model year, 2007, including:

  • Anti-lock braking system to keep your car from skidding 
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Electronic stability control to prevent swerving when traction is lost

Since model years don't go past 2012, more modern driver assist features won't be found. However, the high-end trims bring additional technologies such as a rearview camera to assist with parking and reversing, as well as fog lamps and child safety locks.

Interior

A well-designed interior gives way to plenty of standard comforts and conveniences. The following features come with the base CX-7 across all model years:

  • Keyless entry 
  • Vanity mirrors for the driver and passenger
  • Power steering
  • Rear floor mats
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Power windows, door locks and mirrors operated at the push of a button
  • Steering wheel mounted controls for audio and climate


The high-end Sport and Touring trims give occupants leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats. The Mazda CX-7 gas tank size is bigger on older models, with the 2009 sporting a capacity of 69 L versus 62 L on the 2012.

Technology

An AM/FM radio and CD player with four-speaker stereo are standard from 2007. Luxury trims like the Sport in the following model year offer extras such as satellite radio, an MP3 player and premium Bose sound system. Bluetooth capability is available with the 2010 model, as well as the Mazda CX-7 navigation system, which is straightforward to use. Keyless ignition is an option with the Grand Touring package.

Space

While some drivers might find that the cargo area isn’t hugely spacious, the fold-down rear seats produce some extra room. Similarly, although the CX-7 seats five adults, the rear spaces don’t offer as much headroom or legroom as the more ample front. 

Comfort

The Mazda CX-7 is both functional and comfortable, with air-conditioning offered as standard in all models and an upgraded automatic climate control feature available on select trims. Adjustable driver seats with lumbar support and a power moonroof are an option, too. Many drivers report that the Mazda CX-7 provides agile handling and a smooth ride with its sporty suspension and responsive steering. 

Pros and cons of the Mazda CX-7

  • Effective, active all-wheel drive system
  • Attractive modern design
  • Powerful four-cylinder turbo engine
  • Ceased production in 2012
  • High fuel consumption
  • Limited interior utility compared to competitors
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Mazda CX-7

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.4 - 12.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.2 - 9.2 L/100km
  • Width1872 mm
  • Length4675 - 4682 mm
  • Trunk space848 L
  • Cargo space1658 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Mazda CX-7

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Mazda CX-7 2007 - 2012 is available in 3 trims:

GX trim features and specs

Available with the GX trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GX trim:
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GX trim:
  • Rain sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GX trim:
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GX trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 161 hp
City consumption:10.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:692 - 770 km

GS trim features and specs

Available with the GS trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GS trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GS trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GS trim:
  • CD player
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GS trim:
2.3 L - Gas - 244 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:621 - 657 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GT trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GT trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GT trim:
2.3 L - Gas - 244 hp
City consumption:12.2 - 12.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:621 - 649 km

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda CX-7

Vehicles made before 2010 offer a turbocharged engine for all trim levels. Those produced afterwards include a turbocharged engine as part of the higher Touring and Grand Touring trim levels.

All model years and trims have two rows of seats, as most compact SUVs don't have a third row.

Prices range depending on year and trim level. Vehicles made before 2009 are priced between $3,500 and $6,000, and models made after 2010 can reach upwards of $15,000.

The Mazda CX-7 was discontinued in 2012 due to declining sales, as well as to shift its focus to the sportier CX-5 and larger CX-9.

Until 2015, Ford owned one-third of the Mazda company but has since sold its shares. Today, Mazda is an independent Japanese company.