2011 Mazda CX-7 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Mazda CX-7 - Road Test Specs

2010 Mazda CX-7 SUV

(2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
Stylei Sport 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$23,090
Options on test vehicleConvenience Package ($1,750 -- includes heated front seats, sunroof, power driver seat, automatic climate control, rearview camera); Satellite Radio ($430); Foglights ($400); Pearl Paint ($200); Scuff Plates ($145); Retractable Cargo Cover ($125); Cargo Net ($50)
As-tested MSRP$26,190


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,488cc (152 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)161 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)161 @ 3,500
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.620; II: 1.925; III: 1.285; IV: 0.933; V: 0.692; R: 3.405; Final: 3.863


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.8:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/L
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP215/70R17 H
Tire size, rearP215/70R17 H
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.3
0-60 mph (sec.)9.8
0-75 mph (sec.)15.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)80.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)131
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.73
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.3
@ Full throttle (dB)67.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)59.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWow, this thing is slow. I hope its fuel economy justifies this kind of acceleration. Manual shifting produced the best run. Brake torque helps get the CX-7 off the line.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsImmediate effectiveness and solid feel, but only mediocre stopping distances.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsTires really seem to give up early and stability control (which turns back on above 20 mph) will periodically step in to truly shut things down on the skid pad. In the slalom, it feels tall through the slalom and relies on stability control mitigation to keep the chassis in check.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)63.44
Wind (mph, direction)1.75 Crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/28 highway/23 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.46
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,496
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,530
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)184.3
Width (in.)73.7
Height (in.)64.8
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)64.1
Track, rear (in.)63.9
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)39.7
Headroom, rear (in.)39.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.0
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-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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