nice crossover you didn't know about!
By ak, Seattle on
2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
We didn't think about it until we decided we needed a roomy, sporty, sedan-looking SUV/crossover with superb safety features, incl AWD (Seattle) and actually test-drove it. This car has all those things and what a joy to drive! Although you do hear some engine and wind in the cabin, but some, and you can't hear the traffic/road noise. Amazing brakes/acceleration! Roomy enough, although the back seats are not as comfy as the front. Nice styling; interior could use better materials. Test-drive it! Not sure if people who complain test-drove it first, knew of mpg. Rav4=cavernous/dark/plastic;CRV=underpowered; Forester=comfy back seats, as much room; uncomfortable front; sluggish as the Rogue
more comfortable front (a little deeper like bucket seats and cushier for the sporty suspension), but especially rear seats (cushier with a center headrest), reduced wind/engine noise in the cabin, improved fuel economy!