The Mazda CX-7 is sporty, svelte, and distinctive, while still being functional, roomy, and comfortable, with decent interior space and...
INTRO: For 2011, the mid-size Mazda CX-7 maintains its position as an adept 5-passenger crossover SUV with sporty looks and ample power when needed.
FEATURES: Cruise control is standard along with a multi-information display for trip data, maintenance reminders and messages. Available amenities include an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and navigation system with steering-wheel controls and backup camera.
PERFORMANCE: A 2.5-liter inline-4 provides base power for the CX-7, sending 161 horsepower to the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. The up-rated "s" Touring models boost output to 244 horsepower via a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-4 routed through a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or available all wheel drive.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2011 Mazda CX-7 is $21,990. The Grand Touring trim with all wheel drive starts at $33,340. The CX-7 is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: A healthy blend of sports-like styling and performance keeps the 2011 Mazda CX-7 at the sweet spot in the mid-size crossover market.