Mazda CX-7

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

83
Priced From $22,190
MPG 23.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

Edmunds.com

01/25/11
2011-01-25
83
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2011 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

Thanks to a sharp design and sharper handling, the 2011 Mazda CX-7 brings some much-needed fun to a practical but mostly bland segment.

Edmunds.com

02/13/12
2012-02-13
82
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The 2012 Mazda CX-7 is pretty sporty looking and there’s substance behind that sheet metal, as it drives quite well. Where the CX-7 finds itself out of date is under the hood.

Edmunds.com

02/01/10
2010-02-01
79
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The 2010 Mazda CX-7i is a sporty alternative to top sellers like the four-cylinder Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Still, its pokey acceleration and so-so fuel economy make other similarly sized crossovers like the Hyundai Tucson a must-drive.

Edmunds.com

01/25/11
2011-01-25
81
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The 2010 Mazda CX-7 i is a sporty alternative to top sellers like the four-cylinder Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, for buyers who don’t need those models’ greater amount of utility.

Washington Post

09/06/09
2009-09-06
85
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

Mazda’s 2.5-liter, 161-horsepower CX-7 Sport can take you wherever you want to go, with speed, chutzpah and style, without driving you to the poor house.

MSN Autos

12/20/09
2009-12-20
84
100

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell 7.3 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The Mazda CX-7 is now priced in line with the best-sellers in the category, and its sporty driving character gives it a competitive advantage over similarly equipped rivals.

MSN Autos

01/19/10
2010-01-19
86
100

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell 7.3 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The Mazda CX-7 is now priced in line with the best-sellers in the category, and its sporty driving character gives it a competitive advantage over similarly equipped rivals.

MSN Autos

04/22/10
2010-04-22
82
100

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell 7.3 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

Entry-level SUVs and crossovers offer wagonlike cargo space with the ride of a sedan. The Mazda CX-7 goes a step further by also offering nimble moves. The new base engine makes it competitive with the class leaders in terms of price and power.

Car and Driver

08/26/09
2009-08-26
84
100

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Tony Swan Tony Swan 7.2 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The turbo-less entry-level 2010 Mazda CX-7 is $2350 from the bottom of the all-turbo lineup in 2009, and that’s amplified by better fuel economy.

CNET.com

04/07/11
2011-04-07
83
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The Mazda CX-7 i Touring both looks and handles smaller than it actually is. This SUV may look like a futuristic sports car, but it lacks the turbocharged engine and cabin tech options that make the Grand Touring trim level so appealing.

USA Today

02/25/10
2010-02-25
82
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

Mazda’s personality means zoom-zoom. But only in the turbo version of the CX-7. It delivers sporty handling without a harsh ride. Excellent blend.

Vehix.com

01/11/10
2010-01-11
82
100

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Nathan D. Adlen Nathan D. Adlen 6.8 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

All things being equal the Mazda CX-7 is not. With sporty styling that matches its driving feel, no other crossover in its bracket can match its potential street excitement at this price.

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