2011 Mazda CX-7 Overview
With a new engine, car-like handling, and the utility of an SUV, the 2011 Mazda CX-7 five-seat crossover is fun, sporty, and versatile.
The most noticeable change to the 2011 Mazda CX-7 is a new, efficient 161-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-four. That joins the powerful 244-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, which features available all-wheel drive and pumps out a hefty 258 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission, while the turbocharged version can be paired to an optional six-speed auto. The new i Touring trim joins the i SV, i Sport, s Touring, and s Grand Touring trims for a comprehensive array of options. Trims starting with “i” get the 2.5-liter engine, while “s” trims get the more powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter engine. Fuel economy is in line with the luxury crossover group with 17-20 mpg in the city and 23-28 mpg on the highway. The Mazda CX-7 competes with the Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, and Toyota Highlander.
The interior of the 2011 Mazda CX-7 comes with a long list of goodies, like separate vents to deliver heat to rear passengers which come standard. A leather interior and eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat are optional on lower trimmed models. The 60/40-split rear seatback folds to reveal 58.6 cubic feet of cargo space making it easy to carry larger objects. The new “i” Touring trim features a power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather trim, a rearview camera, and a power moonroof. Upgrade to the line-topping Grand Touring and the CX-7 will come standard with DVD-based navigation system, satellite radio, and an upgraded Bose stereo system.
Safety is also a priority for the 2011 Mazda CX-7. With dual front, front side-impact, and rollover curtain airbags for the front and rear rows, the 2011 CX-7 keeps passengers protected in the event of a collision. The CX-7 is also equipped with safety technology to keep you out of hairy situations, like antilock brakes with brake assist, stability, and traction control systems. An optional blind spot warning system will notify the driver when vehicles are detected in the blind spot, making lane changes safe and simple.
With plenty of versatility and power, coupled with nice fuel economy and safety features, the 2011 Mazda CX-7 crossover is more than capable of getting the job done.