2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I test drove a lot of vehicles, both sedans and SUVs, before I got behind the wheel of the CX-7. Once I drove this, I forgot all about the Rogue, Outlander, CRV and Rav4. I also discovered why they say "Zoom Zoom." I drove a Honda Civic for 10 years, so this was a big upgrade in evey way. The only thing I miss about the Civic is the gas mileage (I am averaging 21- 22 MPG in the CX-7). I went for the Sport FWD model as I did not need AWD, leather or navigation. The bad thing about the Sport model is the crappy stock stereo. I will be upgrading the speakers!
Easy to release back seats, radio mute button, comfortable driver's seat, sun visor extenders, good breaks, incredibly fun to drive, and I like that there are not millions of them on the road.
Better stock stereo, more interior storage space, and better gas mileage (of course).