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2012 Mazda CX-7 I SV SUV

2012 Mazda CX-7 Review

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Overview
The CX-7's windshield is raked at 66 degrees--more than some sports cars. And with a slightly detuned version of the Mazdaspeed 3's turbocharged 2.3-liter engine as an option, it has the moves to back up those sporty looks. The direct-injected four-cylinder produces 244 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. For those who value fuel economy over speed, there's also a normally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that's available on front-wheel-drive models. The 2.5-liter is a little taxed with the weight of this two-row crossover and could benefit from the turbo's six-speed automatic (it has to make do with a five-speed unit), but we're glad Mazda gives buyers a choice. No matter which model you choose, the CX-7 has great steering and handling without any drawbacks in terms of ride or refinement. The CX-7 offers optional luxury features that you'll find elsewhere in the company's lineup, including a blind-spot warning system, a backup camera, keyless go, rain-sensing wipers, and, of course, the requisite Bluetooth integration. Wheels range from nice seventeen-inchers to aluminum nineteen-inchers that help to underline this crossover's dynamic appearance.

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2012 CX-7 I SV Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.5L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 20 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 361 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
16.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 161 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 161 ft lb of torque @ 3,500 rpm

'12 Mazda I SV SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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