2008 Mazda CX-7 Overview

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2008 Mazda CX-7 Overview

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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    Linda Simpson
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    Driver Window Goes Up Halfway And Starts Clicking

    can raise an inch by hand and then it will go up all the way but at top starts clicking like motor still trying to turn

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    aroig21
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    Broken Timing Belt,how Much Are The Repairs?

    2008 Mazda cx7,timing belt fell.

    1,327 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
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    Dead Battery

    My 2008 mazda cx 7 battery is dead I don't have the spare key to unlock it just my key pad. Is there another way to get into my car with this issue

    42 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)
    supageo
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    How To Install Side Passenger Replacement Mirror.

    Hello, I just had my side passenger mirror broken from a recent impact with a tree. JUst bought a new replacement, ut realized later that i don't know how to install the thing. Can anyone give me som...

    513 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
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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.

    68 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)