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2008 Mazda CX-7 User Reviews

2008 Mazda CX-7 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"turbo" 2 reviews

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Rob writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring Review
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4

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Exterior/Interior Styling, Freeway Acceleration, Bose Stereo

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No Driver Information Display, So-so Fuel Economy, Turbo Lag

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2008 Cx-7 Touring — Fairly good fuel economy for a crossover/SUV. Nice interior, though a little short on storage. Stereo is pretty good (Bose, cd changer). A few modern amenities are missing, but corrected in '09 model. Suffers from turbo lag from a dead stop, but makes up for it once it gets going. Nice acceleration for passing. Leather seats are quite comfortable. Not the quietest interior, but not too noisy either. Overall I give it an "A-/B+". I think I would give the '09 model a firm "A-", maybe better with Grand Touring version (navigation system, Auto climate control, etc.).

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Cédric writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD Review
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5

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Handling, accelerations, communicative steering, not a SUV behavious

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mileage, engine+exhaust sound

45

Great To Drive — 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 poor mileage (barely 18mpg, more often 16 mpg) and I don't like the exhaust and engine sound that remind metoo much of my coffee grinder, I wish it was at least sounding a bit like my MX5 (deeper exhaust note despite the small displacement 4 banger)

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drkrishall writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Review
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4

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Fun to drive

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Small Storage, bad Gas Milage, requires Premium Gas

drkrishall
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Good Car — We have a baby and the back seat and cargo area is a bit small. Gas milage is ~17-18 around town. But I have gotten 23 on vacation after air filter change. Check engine light cause by gas cap is finicky.

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cars4u2 writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring AWD Review
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5

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Great driving car and handles the road great

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Wish the front window wasn't so big sometimes

cars4u2
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Great Family Car — I love the heated leather seats, the AWD is great for the rain or the snow. Plenty of cargo room for road trips with the family and the car is just good looking all around. Great design and very dependable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ktang writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Review
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4

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Sporty, stylish and tons of room. Handles well in the snow/ice without snow tires.

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Not the best on MPG but decent when compared to other SUVs of it's size.

ktang
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Love My Car. — Really happy with my car. It's a perfect size with tons of cargo space for my job. Sits at a nice height, not being too big/tall. Great handling, drives like a car. Have had it for about a year and a half and really enjoyed it. Never put snow tires on and it handled fine in the bad winter weather. Very comfortable sitting in the front and the back seats. Easy to drive with almost no blind spots. Could be better on gas!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport Review
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4

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turbo!

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gas mileage

45

Family Crossover With Sport Sedan Heart — i love driving this car, for a crossover you would never be able to tell your driving something so big, its nimble, has a decent amount of power, gas mileage is terrible but worth the price epa estimated 17-23 mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
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it looks good it drive well

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lack of auto gearbox

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My Lovely Mazda — my car is brillant it handles brilliantly and the 2.3 litre turbo engine gives decent power and torgue the handling is amazing and the ownership costs i paid 11,800 pounds for my car and the car is fun to drive

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edsel12 writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport Review
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5

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looks good and comfy seats

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gas mileage is bad

edsel12
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Love This Car But Gas Mileage Was Horrible — nice looking car but a very low gas mileage. my average mileage with 25%city/75% highway was 16mpg. turbo was nice but not quick enough for my taste. the 2008 was nice because you could use regular or premium gas.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring Review
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4

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Same engine as Madzaspeed3

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Using premium back when it was $5.00 a gallon.

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Performance Oriented Family Hauler. — Awesome acceleration, braking and handling. Expensive repair costs. Interior & exterior styling was awesome. Good gas mileage. This car was definitely fun to drive. Gotta say Zoom Zoom! A 2.3 Liter Turbo Charged Engine with inter cooler. There was a lot of possibilities for this cross-over.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Norman writes:
2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD Review
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5

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The fun factor of it

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people would want to race you all the time

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Can't Beat The Way This Car Handles It Compares To The R8 But Cost Only A Fraction Of It. — 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 melting on the road. This car truly is a drivers car and a true Rally legend.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2009 Mazda CX-7 Reviews

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2007 Mazda CX-7 Reviews

Ehh By Nischal

This car was very different looking when it came out and had a very stylish interior. It did have a rough ride, and had turbo lag with poor economy. served its purpose, but probably not a keeper. had ... Read More

Nice Car For The Wife By JCBowlin

This car has served my family well. My wife enjoys driving it and it has a beautiful interior. The 4 cyl Turbo kicks in a little too much which spends a lot of gas. It really should have a six cylinde... Read More

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