2010 Mazda CX-7 | new car review

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 by
2010 Mazda CX-7

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Rather than think of the CX-7 as an SUV, Mazda would rather you consider it to be the ultimate hatchback.

The CX-7 has been around for a few years now and is proving to be a popular choice for those looking for something a little different. It’s been designed to drive like a hot hatch on stilts – this is a car for the family man who doesn’t want to give up any driving thrills. It’s much more of a sporting proposition than the bigger CX-9.

This is most evident from the drivers seat. Everything is angled towards the driver – with even the gear selector moving high up on the centre console to be within a short reach of the driver. The steering wheel and instrument cluster are lifted straight from Mazda’s RX-8 sportscar (unfortunately not offered in this part of the world).

There’s just the one engine on offer – a 244bhp turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder. It drives all four wheels through an extremely quick-to-react six-speed automatic gearbox, which has been tuned to hold onto the gears longer if it senses the driver is tackling a particularly complex stretch of road.

Seating is provided for five people and though headroom is a little compromised in the back due to the coupe-like raked roofline, it should prove to be big enough for most. The cabin is finished in high-quality materials with deeply sculptured seats for all those lucky enough to be on board.

2 Responses to 2010 Mazda CX-7 | new car review

  1. Kokabmansoor Reply

    June 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    price plz?

    • George Reply

      June 7, 2011 at 6:34 am

      These are the prices from the dealer in Dubai.

      2011 Mazda CX-7
      2WD mid range model – Dhs 102,000

      4WD – NA

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