2011 Mazda Cx 7
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Great buy!

by 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...
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 are behind the wheel. I enjoy the ride and the accessories are great! I got the heated seats for winter and the sunroom for summer! I'm set! I've been through MANY cars as I get bored with them often and want to trade up. I might actually pay this puppy off and keep it!! hahah Zoom-Zoom.
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Does recommend this car!!

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I loved it!!

by from Indianapolis, IN on March 6, 2012

I love my CX-7, the style, color, and the convience package with this car. I'm totally so proud to drive it and show it to my family and friends.
I love my CX-7, the style, color, and the convience package with this car. I'm totally so proud to drive it and show it to my family and friends.
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Very pleased

by from Atlanta, GA on December 19, 2014

Caveat: Just got this car two weeks ago as my early Christmas present, so I can't speak to reliability except for my previous Mazda ownership experience. What I can say is this: It drives like a Mazd...
Caveat: Just got this car two weeks ago as my early Christmas present, so I can't speak to reliability except for my previous Mazda ownership experience. What I can say is this: It drives like a Mazda and that is a good thing. We previously had a Mazda 3 that was so fun to drive and we were wanting a small SUV/CUV that would still be fun to drive, not lumbering like a minivan or feel unwieldy or unstable on turns like some other SUVs (Highlander - I'm talking about YOU). It sits up higher than a passenger car, but not too tall for my 5 foot frame. My husband is 6 foot but has plenty of room and doesn't feel cramped when he drives to work in his police gear. It's the perfect fit for us both. We read a lot of reviews about the vehicle before testing driving this and we were wary about road noise other reviews mentioned. We haven't noticed the road/cabin noise at high speed and this is driven on the interstate every day. It's not got a lot of punch, but that's the trade off for getting decent MPG but it has decent enough pick up so no complaints there. We bought the fully loaded touring version with the technology package and are so glad we did. The seats are incredibly comfortable and the leather is nice and supple. The BOSE stereo is awesome as is the sunroof and backup camera. It feels like a luxury vehicle without the hefty price tag. The only downside is the vehicle was purchased for me but my husband likes it so much that he keeps taking it to work and I end up driving our other car. Seriously though, we did a lot of research before going car shopping and are so happy with our purchase. Mazda is known for having a low cost of ownership and manufacture quality vehicles. We could not be more thrilled with our CX7 and know we'll have it for a long time.
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2011 Mazda cx7

by from Minneapolis, MN on July 27, 2012

Overall I really like my CX-7. The list of things I like the most...nice interior, the Bose system, the handling, comfort, heated seats, blue tooth capabilities, steering wheel controls, back up camer...
Overall I really like my CX-7. The list of things I like the most...nice interior, the Bose system, the handling, comfort, heated seats, blue tooth capabilities, steering wheel controls, back up camera, Satellite radio, dual charger outlets, & overall stylish look. Things I don't like as much...lack of head room is #1 (I'm 6'3), lack of power passenger seat, the back seats don't flip down all the way when the front seat is all the way back, the back seat is skinny on the passenger side ( it would make more sense for the skinny side to be behind the driver since you can't have the seat down and have the front seat all the way back) , gas miles is good but not great (19-20 city) , lack of room in the back seat. That is everything i can think of, I've been driving this car for nearly a year, mostly a smooth easy to handle car, but a few spots for improvement. and if you can find the 0% financing it's a no brainer.
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not too shabby

by from Austin on October 2, 2013

I have had my 2011 for 30 months now with no issues at all. The AC may seem a little skimpy to some, but when it is 105 outside, most cars are skimpy. Great reliability, Right on MPG but the back seat...
I have had my 2011 for 30 months now with no issues at all. The AC may seem a little skimpy to some, but when it is 105 outside, most cars are skimpy. Great reliability, Right on MPG but the back seats may be a little compact for those over 5'10". Make sure you realize the oil needed is 0W- semi synthetic, so it may be a little more expensive.
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This car can ZIP

by from Elk Grove CA on May 25, 2013

I am a former long time Toyota owner and always thought i would own a Toyota until I read the reviews on the CX-5/7/9 and compared the CX's to the RAV4. For 4-7k more money you can get a RAV4, but why...
I am a former long time Toyota owner and always thought i would own a Toyota until I read the reviews on the CX-5/7/9 and compared the CX's to the RAV4. For 4-7k more money you can get a RAV4, but why when the CX models are just as cool. I ended up buying the CX-7 (2011) and love it. The acceleration is GREAT. Much better than my smaller, 2010 Corolla. Go figure. The only complaint i have about this vehicle is the AC is really wimpy. What is up with that?? Other than that, i am very pleased that i bought this!
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Love the Mazda cx7

by from New York on July 27, 2013

The moment I drove the car I fell in love with it, right away. I purchased it used a year ago and never had any problems. It Drives easily and provides great storage space.
The moment I drove the car I fell in love with it, right away. I purchased it used a year ago and never had any problems. It Drives easily and provides great storage space.
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2011 CX-7 SV package

by from Mesa, AZ on June 14, 2011

I like this vehicle however if you are 5' 2" or around that height, I suggest spending a lot of time adjusting the drivers seat to determine if you'll be able to find a comfortable position. Also, I j...
I like this vehicle however if you are 5' 2" or around that height, I suggest spending a lot of time adjusting the drivers seat to determine if you'll be able to find a comfortable position. Also, I just picked up my car from the dealer today. The air conditioner does not work well enough for a vehicle sold in Arizona. It was only 92 degrees and the vehicle will not cool to a comfortable temperature. I hate to imagine the fact I won't be able to drive a brand new car when the temperatures reach 110.
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Cost Effective, Reliable, and Enjoyable Vehicle

by from Corpus Christi, TX on January 23, 2011

The CX-7 is an enjoyable car to drive. Car handling with plenty of interior capacity, packaged with the dynamic exterior makes this crossover a great purchase. No blind spots. Plenty of cargo room, cu...
The CX-7 is an enjoyable car to drive. Car handling with plenty of interior capacity, packaged with the dynamic exterior makes this crossover a great purchase. No blind spots. Plenty of cargo room, cup holders, and ports to plug in your electrical devices also makes this vehicle great for family and road trips. Average fuel economy gas mileage is on target. The only down-side is this vehicle does not set as high as most other crossovers, so when transitioning from a truck to the CX-7 there is a height disadvantage. This is easily overcome when you see the savings at the pump. Also, not all parking lots are designed with trucks in mind. The CX-7's "Zoom-Zoom" capability icludes tight-turning and enough pick-up to keep up with the competition. I am so happy I purchased this cost effective, family-friendly, great to drive vehicle!
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Nice car, little behind the times

by from Minneapolis, MN on August 23, 2012

We had our '11 CX7 Grand Touring with Turbo and All Wheel Drive for just over a year and put 15k miles on it. Would have loved to keep the car, but found ourselves down to one income and had to ditch ...
We had our '11 CX7 Grand Touring with Turbo and All Wheel Drive for just over a year and put 15k miles on it. Would have loved to keep the car, but found ourselves down to one income and had to ditch the payment. PROS: -Started reliably, very plush, soft ride, comfortable on 4+ hour road trips, great heated seats, loved the sunroof. -Had no problems getting through snow (although last winter was fairly tame). -Good performance once you get used to the turbo lag. -Stereo sounded good, steering wheel controls are nice. -Big cargo area. Great looking car. CONS: -Biggest quality concern was weak paint all over the car, more flakes and chips than our other 2 cars with over 80k miles each on them. -Some cabin plastic creaks/rattles (panel on backside of steering wheel). -Sound system seemed a generation behind (no song/station text, no ipod controls, station buttons on far side of dash). -Nav system controls/menu options were atrocious. -Horrible gas mileage, averaged ~17mpg mixed city/hwy driving, best we ever saw was 21mpg on a long road trip. Was a turbo engine really the correct pairing for this car, Mazda? -Resale value no where near what the usual websites claim. Overall nice car but cost too much for what it was. In hindsight it should have been under $30k new loaded with updated electronics, used regular gas, and gotten better mileage with a different non turbo engine.
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