New Mazda CX7 Review
If youÂ?re looking for a compact SUV, one thing is for sure, there's plenty of choice out there, the Rav4, the X3, the Freelander II, the C-Crosser, the 4007, the CR-V, the X-Trail, the list goes on and on. Not many however, have the looks of the new Mazda CX-7, or for that matter, the performance. OK, itÂ?s only available as a petrol and there are no plans at the moment to offer a diesel powered variant, but the CX-7 looks the part and with 256bhp on tap via your right foot, it performs quite well too, O - 62 mph is achieved in only eight seconds and if you keep your foot depressed you will top out at an electronically limited 130mph, not bad for a compact 4 x 4.
Looking at the CX-7, you can see the influence of the RX-8, it may not be a sports coupe, but you can certainly see the family resemblance and this is by no means a bad thing, the CX-7 stands out from it's rivals just by being a good looking compact 4 x 4. The other thing the CX-7 shares with the RX-8 is the fact that this is a driver's car, there's no auto gearbox, the only option is a six-speed manual, it feels confident and agile on the road and almost encourages you to drive it as it should be driven.
For those who want 4 x 4 looks and driving position, with the handling and performance of a saloon, the Mazda CX-7 is certainly worth a look, the only drawback may be that thirsty petrol engine, but if it sells well, surely Mazda will introduce a diesel variant, or would that remove the CX-7's Zoom Zoom, time will tell.
Like the looks of the Mazda CX-7, why not check out, the BMW X3, the Hyundai Tucson, the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Peugeot 4007, the Honda CR-V, the Nissan X-Trail, the Land Rover Freelander II, the Toyota Rav4 or the Citroen C-Crosser.
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