Sunday, September 30, 2007

2007 Mazda CX-7 Review

The 2007 Mazda CX-7 sport utility vehicle is a robust performer in the class with curved lines that appeal to the eye. At the same time, the vehicle delivers excellent power and safety options. In government testing, the CX-7 received a rating of five starts in the crash category and four in rollover ratings. There are three models, the Sport ($24,345), the Touring ($26,095) and the Grand Touring ($26,895). All are powered by a 244 horsepower engine with an automatic transmission (six speeds.)Estimated fuel consumption on the FWD models is 19 city and 24 highway with AWD returning 18 / 24.

Systems are in place for brake force monitoring and distribution, control of the vehicle's stability, and traction. Occupants are protected by twin airbags in the front as well as those that shield against collision from the side and in the event of a roll over. To guard against theft, the CX-7 has an immobilization feature for the engine and entry via remote with an included panic button.

The standard audio system in the 2007 Mazda CX-7 is a combo unit playing across nine speakers with an option for a Bose system with surround sound. (A navigation system based on DVDs with command by both voice and touch screen is an option as is a camera to monitor reverse motion.)

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