• (4.0) 31 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,515$10,919
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19-20
  • Engine: 244-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2008 Mazda CX-7

Our Take on the 2008 Mazda CX-7

Based on the Mazda6 midsize-car platform, the CX-7 is designed, as are many crossovers, to deliver the utility of a small sport utility vehicle with the driving experience of a passenger car. The CX-7 features a turbocharged engine and raked-back styling that culminates in a short rear hatch. Com... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cargo capacity
  • Towing capacity

Notable Features

  • Car-based platform
  • 244-hp turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Available AWD

2008 Mazda CX-7 Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


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Great engine and great handling XUV.

by Performance Driver from Cincinnati, OH on August 19, 2007

Great design. Here's what's missing. 1. Front seats are too short for leg length, leaves about 3 inches of your leg with no support behind your knees. 2. My dealer installed custom leather - beautiful... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Mazda CX-7 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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