2007 Mazda CX-7 AWD Grand Touring Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Mazda CX-7 - Road Test Specs

2007 Mazda CX-7 SUV

(2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
ModelCX-7 AWD, Grand Touring
StyleSUV, car-based crossover
Base MSRP$24,310 (Sport, FWD, including $560 destination)
As-tested MSRP$30,145 (Grand Touring, AWD, including $560 destination)


Drive typeAll wheel drive with active torque split
Engine typeTurbocharged, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, direct injection
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2260cc (138 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)244 @ 5,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 2,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic with sequential manual mode


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts (twin tube), coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, mutlilink, coil springs, twin-tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A M+S (assymetrical)
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP235/60R18 102H
Tire size, rearP235/60R18 102H
Wheel size18 X 7.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, front4-wheel disc brakes
Front: two-piston calipers, 11.7-inch ventilated rotors
Rear: single-piston calipers, 11.9-inch ventilated rotors
Brakes, rearventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph (sec.)11.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.9 @ 86.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29.2
60-0 mph (ft.)112.9
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)64.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)Not Tested
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.9
@ Full throttle (dB)74.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThere is a detectable amount of lag. The sweet spot is between 3,000 and 5,000 rpm -- anything over 5,000 rpm is wasted. No wheelspin on launch and zero torque steer. Upshifts are crisp and quick.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsWow! Nice brakes! Pedal effort and firmness are just right -- unlike RAV4, which is waaay too hard at full ABS.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsI'd be hard-pressed to come up with another SUV that feels as confident as the CX-7 does in the slalom. I wasn't expecting much from the Eagle RS-As, but there's a bunch of grip and little noise. At 9/10ths, it stays out of the VDC, but at 10/10ths, it intrudes/corrects slightly and without undue drama.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)75
Temperature (°F)54
Wind (mph, direction)2.5

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City 24 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,929 (AWD)
Length (in.)184
Width (in.)73.7
Height (in.)64.8 (without optional roof rails)
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)63.7
Track, rear (in.)63.5
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.2 (with moonroof)
Headroom, rear (in.)38.6 (with moonroof)
Shoulder room, front (in.)58
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)29.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)58.6


Bumper-to-bumper36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion60 months/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance24 hours per day/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNone


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard (front seats)
Head airbagsStandard (front-to-rear side curtains)
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution)
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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