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
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 82
2011 models 83
2010 models 79
2009 models 83
2008 models 80

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 Where the CX-7 finds itself out of date is under the hood.

Cars.com

08/25/11
2011-08-25
84
100

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Mike Hanley Mike Hanley 6.7 out of 10 2011 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

Despite losing much of the performance the turbocharged model offers, the CX-7 with the base four-cylinder still has sporty handling for a small crossover and gas mileage estimates closer to the competition.

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.

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.

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.

The Times-Picayune

09/19/09
2009-09-19
86
100

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Becky Retz Becky Retz Score Pending 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The base Mazda CX-7 with the new fuel-efficient engine may just be too good a deal to pass up. It’s the same stylish, comfortable and utility-capable vehicle, but with higher gas mileage and a lower price.

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.

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.

Kansas City Star

12/11/09
2009-12-11
85
100

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Tom Strongman Tom Strongman 6.5 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The Mazda CX-7 is very able, slick and cleverly executed.

SpeedTV

11/04/09
2009-11-04
85
100

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Bob Golfen Bob Golfen Score Pending 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

The Mazda CX-7 cuts across a swath of potential drivers, looking cool enough for an image-conscious guy while including the kind of versatility that made SUVs so successful in the first place.

NADAguides.com

04/20/10
2010-04-20
84
100

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Staff Review NADAguides.com 5.0 out of 10 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

What makes the Mazda CX-7 a crossover vehicle is its utility and versatility while staying true to Mazda’s sporty heritage.

SpeedSportLife.com

12/07/09
2009-12-07
84
100

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Byron Hurd Byron Hurd Score Pending 2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV/Truck

There are far more practical and far more comfortable cars out there for similar money, But genuinely good cars have a magnetism that transcends their purpose. And the Mazda CX-7 is genuinely good car.

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