2008 Mazda CX-7 Overview


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Grand Touring
Avg. Price: $10,491
Grand Touring AWD
Avg. Price: $11,486
Avg. Price: $10,083
Sport AWD
Avg. Price: $10,347
Avg. Price: $10,506
Touring AWD
Avg. Price: $10,267

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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 14 reviews

Great To Drive by C├ędric
 — I love its handling, especially the steering (I wish my VW R32 was giving the same feeling regarding this matter). I find it confortable, enjoyable to use everyday. I am only concerned about the p... Read More
Low Cost High Quality Suv. Not Fancy But Typical Long Term Mazda. by RebelLonghorn
 — Looks better than the mid size Lexus SUV and costs $10,000 less. Mine has 148,000 and still runs like a top on the original set of brakes. Bigger than my Toyota Corolas but just as reliable and twic... Read More
Can't Beat The Way This Car Handles It Compares To The R8 But Cost Only A Fraction Of It. by Norman
 — This car is RAW with few creature comforts witch focuses more on handling and performance. Hitting the twisties won't dissapoint you just feeling the way it grips makes you thing that the tires are... Read More

2008 Mazda CX-7 Overview

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2008 Mazda CX-7

The Mazda CX-7 crossover SUV debuted in 2007 and receives no significant changes for 2008. Built from an all-new platform, the CX is the next phase in Mazda's "zoom-zoom" campaign of reasonably priced and fun-to-drive vehicles.

The CX-7 embodies the Japanese automaker's continued pursuit to blend all the desirable SUV conveniences with the pleasant road manners of a performance sedan. It competes most directly with the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V. However, the CX-7 is geared more toward performance, perhaps at the expense of crossover SUV utility. The CX-7 is a class leader in terms of handling, acceleration, and overall ride quality, but its interior does not offer the same flexibility as its comparably priced competitors. The Mazda crossover has also earned praise for its bold exterior, sleek cabin design, and durable build. However, its fuel efficiency falls a bit short of expectations for a small four-cylinder SUV.

There are six CX-7 variants for 2008: three trim levels, each available with two- or all-wheel drive. The entry-level trim is the Sport, followed by the Touring, and the top-shelf Grand Touring. All three trims come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, a six-way power driver seat and a CD player. Options include a sunroof and a premium Bose audio system. Standard safety items include stability control, front side airbags, ABS, and full-length side curtain airbags.

All CX-7s are powered by the same 2.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder power plant, which generates 244 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This small but potent engine is teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-7 zips from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds, but that apparent engine power does not translate to towing ability; the CX-7's maximum towing capacity is just 2,000 pounds. When equipped with AWD, the CX-7 gets fuel-economy estimates of 16/22 mpg city/highway. While the four cylinder is plenty powerful for spirited highway driving, reviewers warn that this mill is not quite as smooth as some competitors' V6s, and it exhibits some turbo lag at higher speeds.


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Mazda CX-7 Questions

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I Have A 2008 Mazda Cx 7 That Has A Humming Sound When Driving

My Mazda CX 7 has a loud humming when driving. The faster you go the louder it gets. My wife took it down to have the oil changed and they said that the throttle body had a lot of carbon build up. I g...

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I'm here because I saw a Used 2008 Mazda Grand Touring with 33,000 miles and a clean Car-Fax record for $17,480. I'm wondering if this is a good buy or not, & , is this a good car overall.

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Rear Parking Lights Won't Work

My 2008 Mazda CX7 had its rear parking lights go out a few days ago so I changed out the 15A fuse located in the engine block. It began to work then went out again the next day. I checked out the elec...

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How Do I Put A 2008 Cx-7 In Nuetral While The Car Is Off?

the car battery is dead and I need to jump start it. To do that I need to push the car out of the garage so I can connect jumper cables to another car.

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2008 Mazda Cx7 With Navigation Radio Display Screen Is Dark/ Radio Works An...

all functions work on radio including cd disc eject i can see the display in the sunlight and the touch screen responds but cant see the display. is it a bulb or something else?

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