Mazda came up with its own production version of the MX-Crossport concept car which is the Mazda CX-7 midsize SUV. It was launched at the LA Auto Show in January of 2006. It was produced officially on February 20, 2006 in its Ujina 2 factory in Hiroshima. It was later sold in April 2006 being a model for 2007. The Mazda CX-7 is placed below the CX-9 in terms of overall vehicle size. In August 2012, the CX-7 was no longer available which was also the start of the CX-5’s introduction. The end of production of the CX-7 was announced by the Japanese spokesperson for Mazda. There are two reasons behind the end of its production, first is its low number of sales and the second reason is the accomplishment of the CX-5 and its larger counterpart, the CX-9. The CX-5 is considered as the spiritual successor of the CX-7 when it was discontinued in 2012.
The CX-7 was launched in 2006 at the LA Auto Show. Its production officially started on February 20, 2006 in Hiroshima. It went on sale in April 2006. Mazda took advantage of the Toronto national auto show and unveiled the 2010 facelift of the CX-7 mid-size SUV. it came with a new 161 hp 2.5L engine. Minor interior and exterior styling modernization was applied to the facelifted CX-7.
The Mazda CX-7 is a five-door midsize SUV with wheelbase dimensions of 2,743mm. Its overall length is 4,674mm, width of 1,880mm, and height of 1,651mm. It has power windows made of privacy glass and rear defrost. Sun and moon roof are optional as well as the sunroof sunshield and sunroof deflector. Also included is the rear spoiler. The tires for the front and rear are all-season. It also comes with a compact spare tire, tire pressure monitoring system, aluminum wheels, optional wheel locks, and an optional trailer hitch receiver.
The CX-7's interior features leathered and heated front and rear seats. It has bucket seats that provide lumbar support to the driver. Included in the interior are auxiliary power outlet, an optional back-up camera, cruise control, anti-theft system, fog lamps, auto-off headlights, and HID headlights.
It also has an optional keyless entry. Rear parking aid, and remote engine start are optional. For the steering wheel, it is leather-wrapped, adjustable, and controls are in place. A universal garage door opener is an option.
Technology & Safety Features
Safety for the Mazda CX-7 includes airbags for the driver and passenger. Front, rear head and front side airbags are available. Four-wheel ABS and disc brakes are included as well as an electronic stability control and auto-on headlights.
Tech features include an AM/FM radio, air conditioning, a roof mounted flexible antenna, courtesy dome light, cruise control, illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror, variable front intermittent wipers, a remote fuel door release, illuminated entry, intelligent key system, Interior microfilter air filter, an optional navigation system, 4 speakers, power window and door locks, Bose sound system, front and rear reading lights, rear heater ducts, day and night rear view mirror, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, CD player, trunk light, and a remote trunk hatch release are included.
Platform & Chassis
The Mazda CX-7 comes with a fully independent suspension as well as four wheel ventilated disc brakes.
Engine & Drivetrain
The engine of the CX-7 is a 2.3L Turbo DOHC 16-valve and has a front wheel drive drivetrain. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.