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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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    Bright Stylish Special Specification! Mazda's Tokyo Auto Salon roster
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    Japan's 2007 Tokyo Auto Salon is approaching, and that means that manufacturers are in overdrive preparing a bevy of new production and concept vehicles, all of which are in keeping with the tunerrific flavor of the Salon. Mazda is the first to announce its seventeen-strong car lineup (details on each one in the PR after the jump), which is lead by the ...

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    SEMA: Mazda CX-7 running on Adrenaline
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    Though you would think the MazdaSpeed booth would be filled with examples of the MazdaSpeed3 tuned to within an inch of its tires, the CX-7 was actually the darling of this display. No other CX-7 in the MazdaSpeed booth could come close to the Adrenaline concept in terms of presence, which sounds about right considering the design director in charge of its ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Mazda Tribute
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    The next Mazda Tribute has been captured by the long lense of KGP Photography during some late-stage testing that affords us an uninhibited view of the next ZUV (Zoom Utility Vehicle) from Mazda. Clearly the overall shape of the Tribute's sister ute, the new 2008 Mercury Mariner, remains, but Mazda's version has a different front end that's decidely less ...

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    Mazda CX-7 receives highest crash test rating from NHTSA
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    The CX-7 is Mazda's new zoom-zoom CUV with the supposed soul of a sports car thanks to its taut handling and a powerful yet fuel efficient 244-hp, 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. After crashing the CX-7 into a fixed barrier at 35 mph and ramming it on the side with another barrier going 38.5 mph, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ...

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    Mazda will cut incentive spending beginning with CX-7
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    The Nihon Keizai, a Japanese business publication, reported that Mazda will cut incentives spending in the U.S. in an effort to raise vehicle average transaction prices and profit margins for each vehicle it sells. As of late, automakers have been frowning upon incentives as dangerous and profit-eroding, no doubt in response to the huge decrease in sales ...

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    Mazda's Zoom-Zoom Live Tour clips cones nationwide
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    Mazda North America struck fear into the hearts of traffic cones across the U.S. this week with the announcement of its 2006 Zoom-Zoom Live tour, which kicks off in Washington, D.C. August 12.The tour will visit 10 different cities and offer nearly 50,000 drivers a shot at burning rubber in various Mazda vehicles. Each event features four driving courses ...

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    All Mazda's CX-7 wants to do is Zoom-Zoom, but it poom-pooms?
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    Remember that horribly infectious song, "Rump Shaker" by one-hit wonders Wreckx-N-Effect? Apparently that's how the new Mazda CX-7 struck writer Warren Brown's family, butt not in a good way. While the reviewer enjoyed the crossover and its 2.3-liter, 244-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, and its near sports-car handling, Brown's wife and daughters ...

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    Mazda partners with Google Earth for CX-7 sweepstakes
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    Back in January, we were among the first to leak that Mazda was piggybacking on General Motors' "Google Pontiac" campaign to clandestinely swipe some of the latter's advertising buying power. Buying Pontiac AdWords was a brilliantly cost-effective move, though critics derided the practice as deceitful. Well, Mazda is now working up-front and ...

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    Mazda places CX-7 export restrictions on dealers
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    The upcoming Mazda CX-7 SUV is hot-- so much so that Mazda notified dealers that it is restricting export sales of the vehicle. Word from the automaker came at last week's national dealers council meeting. According to Automotive News, there are certain overseas operations that try to buy vehicles in bulk, and then turn them around to sell at ...

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    Mazda CX-7 SUV is alone and proud of it
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    Ford owns about 51% of Mazda. Thus many folks, including some here at Autoblog, assumed the new CX-7 SUV displayed at the North American International Auto Show was built on a shared platform with the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover vehicles. It didn't help that all three are sized within inches of each other. Not so, according to this report from TCC ...

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