2009 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Having a fun car to drive is a top priority for me, at the same time I like something practical; cx7 fits the bill perfectly. The power is good and the handling is excellent. It looks, feels and drives sporty. The tech package is great, lots of nice features for the money. My biggest disappointments so far have been the excessive road noise and lack luster Bose stereo. In terms of gas mileage; Mostly city-18MPG and mostly highway- 22MPG. In my shopping I think Rav4 \Forester are the best all around choices; Santa Fe, most refinement and bang for the buck, CX-7, best sporty crossover; poor manís FX35-X3-RDX.
Good power, excellent handling. Keyless entry/ignition. Xenon lights. Sporty interior layout, Blue on red interior light scheme. Stand out styling. Car for the money.
Too much wind and tire noise. Improve exhaust note. Bose stereo needs an upgrade. More cubbies (pockets on the rear doors, grocery bag hooks in the cargo area, storage bin on top of ash). Better gas mileage.