Mazda CX-7

2011 Mazda CX-7

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  • (4.4) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,212$14,172
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 19-24
  • Engine: 161-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 Mazda CX-7

Our Take on the 2011 Mazda CX-7

The CX-7 five-seat crossover is priced between the Tribute and the larger CX-9 crossover in the Mazda lineup. The  CX-7 was designed to deliver the utility of a small SUV and the driving experience of a passenger car. Its competitors include the Ford Edge, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Muran... 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 &quot
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  • Touring model with 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available backup camera
  • FWD or AWD

2011 Mazda CX-7 Reviews Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in February 2010 about the 2010 Mazda CX-7. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2011, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Mazda brought its signature "Zoom-Zoom" performance to the small crossover arena with the launch of the turbocharged CX-7 a few years ago. T... Read full review for the 2011 Mazda CX 7

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 25 reviews

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Great buy!

by Love my Car from Woodbridge, VA on October 19, 2011

I've had my CX-7 since June of this year and love it! I wanted something with more cargo and passenger room then a regular sedan and this was perfect. It's not massive but feels aggressive when you ar... Read Full Review

7 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2011 Mazda CX-7 trim comparison will help you decide.

2011 Mazda CX-7 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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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