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2007 Mazda CX-7 Consumer Reviews

3.8
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by from Arlington, TX on February 9, 2011

We recently traded our CX-7 in for a CX-9...needed more room. While we loved the CX-7 there seemed to be a problem pop up every 9 months or so. We knew we should not have gotten the 1st model year of...
We recently traded our CX-7 in for a CX-9...needed more room. While we loved the CX-7 there seemed to be a problem pop up every 9 months or so. We knew we should not have gotten the 1st model year of a vehicle. Word of advice if you're purchasing a 2007 model. Make sure the AC unit and timing chain have been replced. It's a known failure of this model and both will eventually break down. If you don't catch it in time you could seize your engine. The good news is that Mazda will replace it prior to 60k miles. We had this done on our CX-7 a few weeks before we traded it in at no cost to us. Really fun to drive, but be aware of the issues and make sure they're all taken care of before you purchase...or buy an extended warranty.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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A Great Car for the Right Person

by from Virginia on February 18, 2009

This isn't a car for everybody. The ride is a little stiff and the turbo kicks in with authority. Therefore, not everyone will get along well with it. Because the engine is relatively small, the trans...
This isn't a car for everybody. The ride is a little stiff and the turbo kicks in with authority. Therefore, not everyone will get along well with it. Because the engine is relatively small, the transmissio sometimes hesitates a little long before downshifting (bringing in the turbo) on steep uphill climbs. All of the above having been said, it is a tremendous car. With almost 45,000 showing on the speedo, no problems. No squeaks, no rattles. The original tires lasted almost 35,000 despite aggressive driving. I would not hesitate to recommend it, especially once we learned from the Mazda rep that it will run just as well on regular gas.
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Great Vehicle

by from Islamorada, FL on February 4, 2008

I purchased a CX-7 for my wife for christmas. We did a lot of shopping between most of the CUV's and drove the Nissan, VW, Honda, Dodge and Saab. The Mazda was more vehicle for the money. This is my f...
I purchased a CX-7 for my wife for christmas. We did a lot of shopping between most of the CUV's and drove the Nissan, VW, Honda, Dodge and Saab. The Mazda was more vehicle for the money. This is my first imported car I have ever owned and with the performance and comfort of our new Mazda there will probably be many more in the future. The only thing you could really complain about is the fuel mileage. With only a 4 cylinder I would expect to get a little more than 20 - 24 miles a gallon. But with the turbo charger and the performance I guess we have to sacrafice something. All around this is a great car and would recomend this car to anyone.
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Very sporty family car

by from California on October 1, 2011

Bought this car after seeing them around. Loved it from the start. Did have to get used to how the engine reacts with the turbo. The traction control works well and handles like a car. It has a lot of...
Bought this car after seeing them around. Loved it from the start. Did have to get used to how the engine reacts with the turbo. The traction control works well and handles like a car. It has a lot of kick and is fun to drive. Plenty of space in the back. Much more than you would expect. Haven't had any of the issues others have stated. Heated seats are very enjoyable.
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Uses car for Commuting

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good car for the money

by from MICH on December 12, 2007

I HAVE READ ALL THE REVIEWS ON THIS CAR AND ALL I CAN SAY IS I HAVE NOT HAD ANY POBLEMS WITH MINE. A VERRY TIGHT AND SOLID CAR. FOR THE MONEY
I HAVE READ ALL THE REVIEWS ON THIS CAR AND ALL I CAN SAY IS I HAVE NOT HAD ANY POBLEMS WITH MINE. A VERRY TIGHT AND SOLID CAR. FOR THE MONEY
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Fun Car to drive

by from White Lake, MI on October 27, 2007

I've had 3 Explorers in the past and I was looking for a car that was fun to drive, but could still handle taking 2 dogs, a kid and a bunch of equipment up north. We weren't sure when we looked at the...
I've had 3 Explorers in the past and I was looking for a car that was fun to drive, but could still handle taking 2 dogs, a kid and a bunch of equipment up north. We weren't sure when we looked at the car online, but once we took a look at it in the showroom, we knew we could make it work by adding the optional luggage rack. This car is a blast to drive day-to-day and I especially enjoy taking it on the curvy roads around the lakes. It also offers exceptional value with the standard options matching up to what I had on my Explorer XSLT. My only two complaints so far have been the paint on the bumper (which is plastic) is very susceptible to scratches (I was able to make most of them invisible except if you're close-up with their patch paint) and I wish it had better gas mileage under normal conditions. Mazda service (for oil changes, recalls and accessory installation) has been great. I would definitely buy this car again and recommend it to a friend.
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98% Fantastic!!!

by from Crystal Lake, IL on August 15, 2006

I have owned the Mazda 6 for two years and love it! When I found out Mazda was coming out with a sporty CUV based on tried and true 6, it was a no-brainer...needed to test drive. This CUV is surpris...
I have owned the Mazda 6 for two years and love it! When I found out Mazda was coming out with a sporty CUV based on tried and true 6, it was a no-brainer...needed to test drive. This CUV is surprisingly peppy esp. when the turbo kicks in...hold on.... more pick up than the 6. Styling is a continuation of the hot trend Mazda has been setting lately. Did note that the quality of amenities (floor mats, control knobs etc...) seems a little less impressive than those in the 6. This might be explained by the more utilitarian use... Not bad...just different! Two disappointing points to note: PREMIUM fuel REQUIRED!!! Ouch! and No MP3 port! Minor issues considering I'm loving my CX7, now 1000 miles old.
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DANGEROUS BLIND SPOT / Poor mileage

by from Kansas on December 13, 2006

My husband and I have been looking for just the "right" vehicle to replace the old mini van (Quest). The CX7 seemed the perfect answer. We purchased it 2 months ago. I love the looks, handling and s...
My husband and I have been looking for just the "right" vehicle to replace the old mini van (Quest). The CX7 seemed the perfect answer. We purchased it 2 months ago. I love the looks, handling and spunk, but and it's a big problem.. Blind spot ... I actually changed lanes and had an accident due to the blind spot... I have been driving for 40 years and was accident free .. I truthfully could not see the other car. The mileage is lucky to get 19 on the highway with cruise. In town closer to 15.. and it does require premium. Threse two things have given us serious thoughts of taking a hit and trading it with only 2,000 miles. I totally agree with Dave Thomas's review ... the blind spot MUST be addressed and I hope it's as a recall.
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Does not recommend this car

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Novelty wears off quick

by from Toronto ontario on May 18, 2007

CX7 is a fun car to drive but the novelty wears off quick. The interior looks great when you take delivery but it soils far too easily, the carpeting is poor at best and space and blind spots are a pr...
CX7 is a fun car to drive but the novelty wears off quick. The interior looks great when you take delivery but it soils far too easily, the carpeting is poor at best and space and blind spots are a problem. For a small cyl engine the mileage particularly in the city is also poor. Electrical and mechanical glitches seem to carry from one Mazda design to the other. My advice rent one for a couple of months have some fun then buy something you may want to hang onto for a while."
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Does not recommend this car

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Great Car for the money but expect high fuel bill

by from Midwest on April 14, 2007

Purchased the AWD Grand Touring model after shopped around and for the value the CX-7 is really hard to beat. One of the more comfortable rides of all the models we tested in the price range. Unlike m...
Purchased the AWD Grand Touring model after shopped around and for the value the CX-7 is really hard to beat. One of the more comfortable rides of all the models we tested in the price range. Unlike many of the crossovers you feel like your driving a sports car instead of a truck. Just love the exterior look and interior feel of the vehicle. Biggest knock against the car for me is the transmission's sixth gear. When driving on a slightly hilly terrian the transmission can't make up it's mind if it wants to be in 5th or 6th gear, so it is constantly down shifting when it doesn't need to. I actually shifted into manual mode because the down shifts were completely unrequired on the road I was driving. The other big knock for this car is the gas mileage and the fact you must use high octane fuel. We took that into account before purchase and decided we were still money ahead for the features we were getting verses buying a much higher priced crossover. But for our vehicle, the mileage is even worse than projected. The CX-7 only runs 2100 RPM at 65 MPH, so there is no way the highway mileage should be as poor as it is.
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