2010 Mazda CX-7

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29 reviews
Available Price Range $6,409-$13,789 Trims6 Combined MPG 20-24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Mazda CX-7

Our Take

The CX-7 five-seat crossover offers a non-turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the first time in the 2010 model, providing a higher-mileage option for those who don't crave the turbocharged engine's 244 horsepower. Priced between the Tribute and the large CX-9 crossover in the Mazda li... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Highway acceleration (base engine)
  • Fuel economy (turbo engine)
  • Choppy highway ride at times
  • Backseat doesn't recline
  • Available dash-top screen is distracting

Notable Features

  • New base four-cylinder for 2010
  • Mild styling updates
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available backup camera
  • FWD or AWD

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I wanted to adore the 2010 Mazda CX-7, but every time I drove it I could only think of one word: vanilla. The mildly restyled CX-7 looks a little sporty, but it doesn't stand out in a crowd — even with its love-it-or-hate-it smiling grille. Where's Mazda's Zoom-Zoom factor? It's not under the hood. A crossover of this heft, with Mazda's spunky reputation, needs m... Read full review for the 2010 Mazda CX-7

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 29 reviews

CX-7 Purchased October 2009

by CX-7 in Cincinnati from Cincinnati, OH on October 26, 2009

We had never considered a Mazda before the CX-7 purchase. The cars quality and features is impressive. Handles like a sports car. More than adequate power for a non-turbo 4 cylinder. Very quiet. $2484... 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-7 i SV

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-7 i SV

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-7 i SV

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-7 i SV

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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