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2012 Mazda CX-7 Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $22,190 - $33,540 | 17 MPG City - 21 MPG Highway

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2012 Mazda CX-7 Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Mazda CX-7 Sport Utility Crossover

Introduced in 2006, the CX-7 was Mazda's first foray into the crossover SUV market and was designed on an original platform. Since its debut, the CX-7 has gained in popularity and competes directly with Honda's CR-V, Toyota's RAV4 and Nissan's Murano. With the choice of two engines and multiple trims, the CX-7 keeps the Mazda tradition of performance and practicality alive and running. MSRP for the i SV starts at $21,900, with the luxury s Grand Touring beginning at only $31,640.

What's new for 2012?

Following an update in 2011, the Mazda CX-7 returns for 2012 with no significant changes.

Model Strengths

  • Sporty looks
  • excellent sedan-like handling and braking
  • handsome, practical design
  • excellent federal crash test scores

Model Review

The 2012 Mazda CX-7 is offered in four different trims: the brand-new base i SV trim, i Sport, the s Touring and the s Grand Touring trim. The i SV and the i Sport come standard with Mazda's 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, 161 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque. The base engine is mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission with Sport Shift. The s Touring and s Grand Touring trims come with a sportier 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that offers 244 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The i SV and i Sport come standard with front wheel drive, while the s Touring and s Grand Touring get all-wheel drive standard.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Back-Up Camera Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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FWD 4dr i SV

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Gas I4
Horsepower 161 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 161 @ 3500 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 16.4 gal
Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 442.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7.0 in.
Tires P215/70HR17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.7 in. / 41.7 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.3 in. / 36.4 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 108.3 in.
Curb Weight 3496 lb.
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2012 Mazda CX-7 Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr i SV

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
CD Player Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Satellite Radio Optional

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard