Best Bet
(3.4) 8 reviews
MSRP: $4,837$11,653
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-20
Engine: 244-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2009 Mazda CX-7

Our Take on the 2009 Mazda CX-7

Our Take

The CX-7 sits between the compact Tribute and the large CX-9 crossover in the Mazda lineup. The crossover was designed to deliver the utility of a small SUV with the driving experience of a passenger car. Its trim levels include the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, and the CX-7's competitor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Smallish cargo area
  • Some poorly executed features
  • Wide turning circle
  • Towing capacity
  • Gas mileage
  • Recommends premium fuel

Notable Features

  • Standard 244-hp turbo engine
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats five
  • Available AWD
  • Car-based platform
  • Available backup camera


Our Expert Reviews

In the spirit of the cold and flu season, I'm pretty sure I've caught the bug - the Mazda zoom-zoom bug, that is. I've now driven two very different Mazdas - the Mazda5 and CX-7 - and I really enjoyed the way both cars meshed just the right amount of fun with everyday usability.The CX-7 is a sporty-looking crossover with superb, spunky performance to match. I had so much fun test... Read full review for the 2009 Mazda CX 7

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Consumer Reviews


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Great family car, and fast!

by Family Man from Delray Beach on November 29, 2014

This car is fast and has great acceleration. Very comfortable for the family. Has been very cheap to maintain and Mazda are really good at sorting out any issues I've had over the years. Some people ... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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