I have 900 miles on my new Mazda Cx-7 sport i and I have reached the conclusion that it has to be the best crossover in its price range for people who enjoy driving. It has decent power, amazing handl...
I have 900 miles on my new Mazda Cx-7 sport i and I have reached the conclusion that it has to be the best crossover in its price range for people who enjoy driving. It has decent power, amazing handling(esp. for a crossover, it handles like a car through corners!) and all kinds of features standard like bluetooth phone connectivity, aux input well thought out and well executed in cabin placement, leather trims where people come into contact with the car(door panels, steering wheel, shift knob, etc.) and exterior styling that will always make you look back at the parking lot when you leave it. I am addicted to driving this car and to me it is simply the best. Storage wise it has more than enough to suit most people's needs, it has comfortable seats, great interior design overall with a lockable center console that is simply huge and configurable with various trays. Simply put, mazda thought about all the little details and pulled off a great car. And best of all, most people dont know about it, so your guaranteed not to find many around and its always a great conversation starter when you arrive somewhere. i cant repeat enough how much fun and how easy this car is to drive. After driving this car most of its competition seems lacking to me, the quality is just superior to most in its class. The only negatives I could possibly point out would be 1. some competitors offer slightly better mpg's, but the cx-7 is definitely not a gas gussler, it has great mileage compared to previous suvs ive owned. 2. some might find the ride a little rough because of how sporty it is. I love it, but this is very subjective, some people prefer driving on a cloud in which case this is not the car for you. and 3. power wise the base four is adequate and lots of fun, but i dont recommend for people who need a lot of power for say towing a boat or something, but if thats the case opt for the turbo engine, still i have the base and i love it, more than enough for average people.
Overall the best way to sum up the Mazda CX-7 is that in spirit it is the affordable version of a BMW X6: enough usability for most, controversial love or hate styling, and an amazing driving experience. Best car ive ever owned for the price (i have a bmw, but this mazda simply charms me in inexplicable ways where the bmw is left looking more and more as a machine and the mazda is the car i want to drive every time.)
If your researching a crossover or small to midsize suvs be sure to give this mazda a test drive at a local dealer, you wont be disappointed!
p.s. best looking colors are silver and black, i got mine in silver cause you dont have to clean it as much