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2011 Mazda CX-7 [w/video]

Is Zoom-Zoom More Important Than Room-Room? 2011 Mazda CX-7 - Click above for high-res image gallery When we think of mid-size crossovers, words like "comfort," "convenience" and "roominess" are the first things to spring to mind. For some CUVs, those are accurate descriptions, but the Mazda CX-7 also has to fulfill a Zoom-Zoom promise. For the past 11 years, Mazda's mantra has meant that driving excitement must be injected into every vehicle it builds, whether it's a roadster like the MX-5 Miata or a minivan like the Mazda5. Athletic handling is a no-brainer for sports cars like... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.3L Turbo DI I4
Power:
244 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$33,340 as tested
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    Confirmed: Mazda CX-7 leaving the U.S. market after 2012
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    We had a feeling this was coming, but the cat's now officially out of the bag: The Mazda CX-7 is being discontinued in the United States. The recently launched 2013 CX-5 will effectively replace the CX-7 (as well as the Ford-sourced Tribute), meaning there won't really be a void in Mazda's product lineup. "CX-5 has a clearer competitive set, unlike CX-7, ...

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    Review: 2011 Mazda CX-7 [w/video]
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    Is Zoom-Zoom More Important Than Room-Room? When we think of mid-size crossovers, words like "comfort," "convenience" and "roominess" are the first things to spring to mind. For some CUVs, those are accurate descriptions, but the Mazda CX-7 also has to fulfill a Zoom-Zoom promise. For the past 11 years, Mazda's mantra has meant that driving excitement ...

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    Regrets, I've Had a Few: Jonny Lieberman bids farewell to Autoblog
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    Working at Autoblog has been one of the best experiences of my car-writing career. As you may or may not know, if there's a website about cars, odds are it's hoisted my byline at some point. From The Truth About Cars to Jalopnik to Clunkbucket and most points in between, I've cranked out some auto-centric virtual ink nearly everywhere. But Autoblog ...

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    Mazda launches certified pre-owned program
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    Quite a few automakers have had success with certified pre-owned used car programs, and now Mazda is jumping on board by offering a CPO plan of its own. After all, used vehicles that have passed a rigorous inspection are more attractive to potential buyers, even though certified cars commonly carry a heavier price tag than their non-inspected lot ...

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    IIHS performs rollover test on 12 mid-sized SUVs
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed a round of rollover testing on 12 mid-sized SUVs (though most are technically CUVs, but whatevs), and the results show that some carmakers are exceeding federal rollover standards. Six of the haulers scored a Good rating, led by the 2010 Jeep Liberty, one scored Acceptable, and the remaining five ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Mazda CX-7 to debut new diesel SCR system
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    Mazda will be showing off the newly refreshed CX-7 with the latest MZR-CD 2.2-liter diesel next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This will be the first Japanese brand diesel to feature an selective catalytic reduction system. Like other SCR systems, this one uses urea injection to convert NOx emissions to nitrogen and water. The AdBlue (aqueous urea ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: 2010 Mazda CX-7 gets a familiar fascia
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    One of our favorite sporty CUVs -- the Mazda CX-7 -- is due for a refresh and Mazda plans to take the wraps off the 2010 model at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. In addition to receiving Mazda's familiar "happy" family face and some new brightwork, the Euro-spec model gets a 2.2-liter turbo'd oil burner, as opposed to the US-version's 2.3-liter ...

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    Mazda launches 2009 CX-7 in Europe with urea selective catalytic reduction system
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    When the 2009 Mazda CX-7 hits European dealerships this year, the SUV will carry the first production urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system from a Japanese automaker. Mated with the automaker's MZR-CD 2.2L turbo diesel engine, the SCR will inject a small mist of aqueous urea directly into the exhaust system. A chemical reaction then takes place ...

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    Geneva 2009: 2010 Mazda CX-7
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    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 ...

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    2010 Mazda CX-7 debuts with refreshed look and new four-cylinder in... Toronto?
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    While we were gathered here in rainy Chicago for the Auto Show, we received word that the 2010 refresh for the Mazda CX-7 has in fact debuted some 500 miles away in Toronto, Canada. This switcheroo had us searching the floor here in McCormick for a 2010 model lazing away in the corner of Mazda's stand, but instead we only found the 2009 model. After the ...

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    Spy Shots: Mazda CX-7 nip/tuck spotted
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    Please To our eyes, Mazda's CX-7 crossover still manages to look fresh despite having been on the market since mid-2006. While it has aged gracefully, the Japanese automaker is readying a facelift for 2010, and some early mules have just been caught by spy shooters roaming in wintery Michigan.While the prototypes have been quite heavily disguised, it is ...

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    Moscow 2008: Kesselman Mazda CX-7
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Kesselman Mazda CX-7.From afar, our first reaction was: what's a Matrix doing at the Mazda booth? Upon closer inspection, the dumped wagon you see above revealed itself as a tuned Mazda CX-7. Unfortunately, our Russian is about as good as our Swahili, so we weren't able to get any definitive details on what exactly ...

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    Following CX-9, Mazda to make more vehicles just for U.S.
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    The CX-9 was Mazda's first vehicle designed specifically for US consumption, and one Motor Trend SUV of the year award later, Mazda may be on to something. Sales momentum has increased steadily for the seven-seat utility vehicle, with 3,000 units flying off dealer lots in October alone. Mazda's flexibility allowed the automaker to transform in 18 months a ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Mazda CX-7 GT AWD
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    click above image to view more pics of the 2007 Mazda CX-7 GT AWDAfter a few days of driving the 2007 Mazda CX-7 GT AWD, I was reminded of a college buddy who had broken up with a girl he described as his ultimate dream date. She was good-looking, funny and even pleased his Mom. But my friend was tired of financing her $4-a-glass Zinfandel habit while he ...

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    AutoWeek drives the 2008 Buick Enclave first
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    click above image for more high-res pics of the 2008 Buick EnclaveThinking outside the box a bit, AutoWeek figured that if a customer can drive down to his or her local Buick dealer and purchase a new 2008 Buick Enclave, there's no good reason to wait until GM's embargo on ride evaluations lifts at the end of May before having a go at one themselves. So ...

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    Mazda considering CX-5, a Hakaze-inspired crossover
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    Mazda made it clear at the beginning of this auto show season that each of the three concepts it debuted would be more production ready than the last. First there was the Nagare concept that debuted at the LA Auto Show, and then came the Ryuga concept that was shown at the Detroit Auto Show. The final concept, called the Hakaze, debuted this month in ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Ford isosis-X
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    Some cloaked shots of the production version of Ford's newest cute ute have surfaced. First shown as the iosis-X concept in Paris, this C-segment crossover features that same "kinetic design language" we see in Ford of Europe's S-MAX and C-MAX, in a size that slots between the two. This small crossover would compete head-to-head with the Toyota RAV-4 and ...

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    Drive a Mazda CX-7, get $15
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    Last year Mazda teamed with Google to give away a CX-7 and some iPods and computers. Only a few lucky folks won. But if you live in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio or Wisconsin, Mazda wants to pay you $15 to check out their CX-7. Go fill out the form at this link and watch for an email invitation that you can print and take to your ...

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    Big in Japan: Mazda CX-7 smokes 1st month sales projection
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    When the Mazda CX-7 went on sale in Japan last month, the automaker set a modest monthly sales target for the CUV -- 380. It's safe to say that they may have (intentionally?) underestimated demand a bit, as around 1800 orders for the CX-7 were placed. Now, as casual observers of new vehicle launches in Japan, this isn't necessarily surprising, especially ...

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    Mazda scrapping all vehicles aboard capsized Cougar Ace
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    Mazda just announced that it has decided to scrap all 4,703 vehicles that were aboard the Cougar Ace cargo vessel when it nearly capsized off the Aleutian Islands in Alaska back in late July. The shipping vessel sat listing to one side for over a month before it was towed to and repaired at a port in Oregon. During that time, the vehicles on board, ...

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