Intro: Mazda's 2010 CX-7 mid-size crossover blends the versatility of an SUV with sportscar styling and an available turbocharged powerplant.
Features: Updated for 2010, the 5-passenger CX-7 features an attractive interior that offers an available navigation system. Residing alongside the audio/climate display, the NAV system provides regional points of interest and incorporates a backup camera.
Performance: Base power for the CX-7 comes from a 2.5-liter inline-4 sending 161 horsepower to the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. The two up-rated Touring models get a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-4 sending 244 horsepower to the front wheels or available all wheel drive through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2010 Mazda CX-7 is $21,550. The Grand Touring model with all wheel drive starts at $32,885. The CX-7 is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With updated styling and available turbocharged powerplants, the 2010 CX-7 is a sporty take on the crossover formula.