2010 Mazda CX7 Facelift Reviews

March 9, 2009 by admin  
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MazdaCX7 2010

Mazda CX7 reviews. The mid-size of Mazda CX7 was all new for 2007, one of a growing segment of flavored performance utility vehicles. After a successful launch in North America in 2006, sales have expanded to include Japan and Europe in 2007. Two years later, total sales have exceeded 165,000 units (from December 2008) and the Mazda CX7 has won more than 10 global automotive awards.

The exterior design of the facelift is based on the athletic styling of the original Mazda CX7, pushing further the sports crossover SUV design, while incorporating enhancements that more clearly communicate a premium identity and give it a more refined character. The 2010 Mazda CX7 facelift’s new front end, detailing and high build quality on the outside take the original model’s advanced and emotional styling to the next level, while new materials and forms on the inside give the cabin a more premium look and feel.

The new lower front grille of the CX7 facelift has a larger five-point design that most clearly communicates the brand Mazda, and harmonises with the latest models in the line-up. The grille is framed by a sleek silver look, detailing that expresses a premium identity. It also provides a wider opening of the upper zone, which contributes to superior cooling performance, which is of particular value to the newly introduced 2.2 liters of turbocharged diesel engine. Other enhancements to the fascia include a new design for the front fog lamp bezels, which creates a strong visual flow and lends a sense of fine craftsmanship.

CX7 Interior

Inside, the 2010 Mazda CX7’s interior style is more like the cockpit of a sports coupe than an SUV, with the exception of the vast dashboard required by the steep raked windshield. Front-row accommodation in the new Mazda CX7 is good, the seats allows plenty of space and keep it in place. The story is not so good to return there is no third row and second row is smaller than most would expect from a mid-size ute, especially in the legs room and there is barely space to fit three across. Backseats can fold down flat 70 inches of cargo space, though not particularly spacious or desirable, given the slope of the roof, rakish hatch, height and load height. The cargo floor can, however, are turned at a washable surface for transporting dirty items. Mazda could learn a thing or two in the packaging of its Asian rivals, because there are few spaces for storage of small items.

With high ratings for impact protection of both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IISH), 2010 Mazda CX7 is a very safe vehicle for front seat occupants. NHTSA gives you five stars for crash protection and four for rollover protection. The occupants of the rear seats in the  Mazda fee and could not, however, as the IISH gives the 2008 CX7 a “marginal” for rear crash protection.

To cope with strong demand in Europe for a cleaning operation with high efficiency of diesel fuel, the 2010 Mazda CX7 SUV facelift has a next-generation MZR-CD 2.2-liter turbo diesel, including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system designed exclusively for the European market. The new CX-7 is powered by a 2.3 liters DISI turbo charged four-cylinder in-line engine coupled to a silky smooth six-speed automatic transmission. Like other Mazda models, the automatic transmission is equipped with a sport shift mode that allows the driver to manually select gears. 16-valve turbocharged engine good for 244 horsepower and 258 lbs.-ft of torque.

ConsumerGuide test new Mazda CX7 Grand Touring AWD and did 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds. Mazda comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder only.  It’s good for 244 hp and 258 pounds feet of torque, reports Edmunds, and puts the CX7 acceleration at the top of the class. And for the first time ever, Mazda’s sports crossover SUV gets a Rear Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) system and an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) for even more active safety.

2010 CX7 Car

Mazda offers three trim levels for the 2010 CX7. There is nothing on the basis of entry-level “Sport” trim which is equipped with 18 “alloy wheels, key-less entry, steering wheel audio controls and an optional power driver’s seat. An extra $ 1750 spent on the Touring model will bring a leather trimmed interior, power driver’s seat and heated front seats. The top of the line Grand Touring trim its owner with the rewards, such as automatic climate control, auto-leveling Xenon headlights, heated body-colored mirrors. There are two options available for 2008. The moon-roof and Bose package brings a power moon-roof and Bose stereo speakers 9 equipped with a six-CD changer. Springing for the Technology Package brings all of the aforementioned features plus DVD navigation, a backup camera, and a remote start function.

A line-up of seven body colours is available with the 2010 Mazda CX7 facelift (depending on market), all of them chosen to compliment the vehicle’s sporty and strong exterior. These include three new colours: Aluminium Metallic, Stormy Blue Mica and Sparkling Black Mica. Mazda has carried forward the two original model’s popular black and sand beige interior colour packages. The facelifted Mazda CX7 features newly designed 18-inch aluminium wheels and, for the first time to the line-up, new 19-inch aluminium wheels (both depending on grade), which further highlight the new Mazda CX7’s power and refinement.

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CX7 2010

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