• Mar 5, 2009
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Mazda CX-7

The 2010 Mazda CX-7 may have made its global debut at the Toronto Auto Show in February, but we're seeing it for the first time in person at the Geneva Motor Show this week. At first glance, the CX-7 looks largely unchanged versus the 2009 model, but closer inspection reveals subtle tweaks. New for 2010 are a larger grille, updated front and rear fascias and a refashioned interior. The biggest addition to the CX-7 lineup in North America is the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that powers the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mazda3, though power will be reduced slightly to 161 horsepower. The base four will have a lower sticker price than the 2009 model while also improving fuel economy. The turbocharged, 244-hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder remains unchained for the 2010 model year.






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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks the same. So all the update is the smiling grill and awkwardly unsettling front wheel fender swoop?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's about time they gave it a base engine. If they were smarter, they would have done this from the beginning and would have sold a TON more before the industry crashed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Goergeous. And that colour is stunning.

      A N/A 4cyl is exactly what a lot of people have been waiting for. Many love the look and driving feel but were put off by the premium-only trubo 4. They felt that engine made it too much of a "sports car" and pricey. With this engine, those ppl (including my Dad) will jump onboard. Most RAV4s and CR-Vs sell with N/A 4cyl engines too.

        • 5 Years Ago
        For 2009, CX-7's engine tuning was changed to run on regular gas. It's only premium recommended now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        All CR-V's sell with 4-bangers, that's all you can get :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      No. No one wanted this. It's more annoying then Acura's Parrot Grille. At least they're not coming out with new ones left and right like Mazda.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So all the Mazdas are getting the "smiling carp" grille, as Car and Driver calls it?
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah, but the mad/angry/constipated look is a bit tiring.

      • 5 Years Ago
      While the smiling grille is defintely very polarizing, the thing that is making me wonder is what's up with the CX-7's gauges, I thought mazda always did a triple gauge setup but only two are seen in the interior pic. Also 2X on that 4cyl with 5/6 spd stick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this refresh! Just what it needed. It was already starting to look dated and this makes it look great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Aw, it's happy just like the 3...only it's chubby too.

      I don't think it will be nearly as polarizing as the 3 has turned out to be - it's a fairly subtle change that I doubt most people will even notice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mazda's permagrin grilles are ugly and stupid. Not liking the direction of their styling.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cmon Patrick you gotta turn that frown upside down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The handling is a little better in the CX7 but not much when compared to the Rav-4 sport. If you care that much about handling you are shopping the wrong segment. But i just wish the CX7 had the engine smoothness, acceleration, and fuel efficiency of the Rav-4.

      But given the choice i would take the CX7 (last years model)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll be interested to see the road tests with the 2.5 naturally aspirated 4 cyl.

      I'm afraid it'll be a dog with only 161 HP.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably no more so than the 4-cyl CR-V and Rav-4 (though they just upped the Rav-4's HP).
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you think 160 hp is not enough you probably don't know how drive....

        I have no problem driving on unrestricted autobahns in Germany in a 1.6 liter 106 hp Mazda 3 activematic, keeping my speed at 130-150 km/h 80% of times. Joining in is not a problem.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It will most definately be a dog compared to those two cars. The CX7 weighs 3700lbs while the other two weigh less than 3400 lbs. This will hurt both mileage and performance. Plus the CX7 has the least interior space of the two. But of course it looks the best (last years model that is)

      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't like the fog light design. The RX-8 got a makeover that added a design like this too...Just looks overstyled.

      I'm glad I got my 3 when I did. I don't think I could take myself seriously in the new one.

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