The CX-7 is very sporty and fun to drive. The base engine has more pull than you would expect from 161 hp. It also gets decent fuel mileage for an SUV. I love the new exterior design and the upscale look and feel of the interior. The interior in the CX-7 is much more luxurious than the interior in the Saturn Vue I had test driven. The base alloy wheels look great as well.
The black interior with silver accents is very nice. The information display with temperature, fuel mileage, avg. speed, etc. is great. The leather wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth and dark tinted windows on the Sport model are well worth the added price over the base model.
The cabin is very quiet when cruising but there is more than expected engine noise under acceleration.