Still Loving the Mazda CX-7

Still Loving the Mazda CX-7

Image via Flickr by David Villarreal Fernández

Image via Flickr by David Villarreal Fernández

A lot of drivers were upset that Mazda stopped making its CX-7 crossover in 2012. For many, the CX-7 was the perfect blend of features at a price they could easily afford. Luckily, there are still several pre-owned Mazda CX-7 models for sale in the Arlington, Texas, area. Before you buy your next car, consider these three advantages to owning a CX-7.

The Mazda CX-7 Has a Powerful Engine

Near the end of its production, the CX-7 had two engines for buyers to choose from. The base engine was a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that created 161 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque. While the base engine is more than adequate for daily driving, you’ll get more fun from a CX-7 equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder. The supercharged engine pours out an impressive 244 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. If you’re looking for a peppy ride, this is a great option.

The base engine gets an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Not surprisingly, the supercharged engine has to burn more fuel to generate that much power. Expect to get about 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is exceptional considering how much power you get from it.

A Fun Driving Experience

A great vehicle needs more than just a powerful engine to make it a fun drive. The CX-7 benefits from handling that keeps you in control in all driving conditions. Even hard turns are relatively easy to take thanks to how Mazda weighted the CX-7.

Despite its size, the CX-7 offers the sporty and reliable handling that is characteristic of smaller Mazda vehicles. The CX-7 has a ride that is a bit firmer that what you will find in similar crossover SUVs.

A Wonderful Interior

The CX-7 benefits from a wonderful interior that’s spacious and well-appointed. With enough room for five passengers, you can take the whole family on a road trip without feeling cramped. The CX-7 even has 58.6 cubic feet of cargo space (after folding down the rear seat), so you’ll have enough space for groceries, luggage, and anything else you need to haul around town.

Mazda certainly didn’t skimp on features when designing the CX-7. The crossover SUV comes standard with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel as well as power locks and windows.Extra features include Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, automatic climate control, and heated front seats.

Even though the latest models are a few years old, they have enough modern features to make you feel like you’re driving a new vehicle.

There are rumors that Mazda plans to release a new version of the CX-7 in 2016 or 2017. At this point, there’s no way to tell if the rumors are true. Regardless, you can still get great features from pre-owned models for sale around Arlington and in nearby cities. Besides, you’ll get an even lower price by choosing a pre-owned model over a new one.

 

Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory, Fleet

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