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The Mazda CX-7 fits neatly into the zoom-zoom mold: sporty but functional; roomy but svelte; snappy but comfortable. It has...

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Sport Sport Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $23,750.00 $23,045.00 $27,599.00
Destination $635.00 $745.00 $715.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.3L I4 4.0L V6 3.8L V6
Horsepower 244 @ 5000 RPM 239 @ 5200 RPM 225 @ 5000 RPM
Torque 258 @ 2500 RPM 278 @ 3700 RPM 255 @ 3750 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2260 3956 3828
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.7 3.7 X 3.7 3.7 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 17 16 15
Highway (mpg) 23 20 22

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3710.4 4049.9 3968.3
Wheelbase (in.) 108.3 105.9 108.3
Length (in.) 184.0 183.9 190.8
Width (in.) 73.7 74.6 73.6
Height (in.) 64.8 71.0 69.6
Track Front (in.) 63.7 63.2 63.0
Track Rear (in.) 63.5 63.6 63.0
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.1 8.7 8.3

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 39.7 41.3 37.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.3 40.3 38.7
Front Legroom (in.) 41.7 41.9 41.4
Rear Legroom (in.) 36.4 31.3 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 58.0 58.4 59.1
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 55.8 53.9 58.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 54.8 55.4 56.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) 53.0 51.0 55.9

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut wishbone strut
Rear Suspension multi-link beam multi-link
Tires 235/60R18 265/70R17 235/65R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM satellite
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. N/A Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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