The 2018 Mazda CX-7 is a modern SUV that comes with improved off-road capabilities. It’s equipped with unprecedented technological advancements thanks to the brilliant Japanese engineering. This car is the cutting edge of how a crossover should look like. Further, the engine configuration makes it the best in the segment.
The 2018 Mazda CX-7 competes well with Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. So far, it has emerged victorious in the various comparative tests. However, it features many similarities with the outgoing model. On the other hand; it’s expected to come at a competitive price, hence affordable by many people.
2018 Mazda CX-7 – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The exterior reflects the great style and quality. First; it’s bigger in size compared to the outgoing model. This adds aggressiveness to the car. The front end is modified and features a new grille, LED headlights and large bumpers. The bodywork has been given attention to detail changing its entire appearance. It has robust lines which will be used to impress potential buyers. The 19-inch wheels give it an edge to handle tough terrain conditions.
The interior represents style and class. It is equipped with luxurious features. For instance, the SUV comes with fine leather seats with a sitting capacity of 5 passengers. In addition, it has spacious cabin and storage area. The rear seats have a 64/40 split which gives 65 cubic feet of cargo space. Another notable difference compared to the previous model is the enhancement in technology.
The safety features include; forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rearview cameras, dual front airbags and roll stabilisation feature. The 2018 Mazda CX-7 also features premium audio package and better infotainment system. Driving assistance features include; satellite navigation, cruise control, start and stop technology.
2018 Mazda CX-7 – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Mazda CX-7 comes with different engine options. Compared to the 2017 model, the engines offers better performance and handling. Likewise, fuel efficiency has been enhanced. The first engine will be a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces a maximum output of 250 hp and 170 lb-feet of torque.
The EPA fuel economy stands at 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and a combined 24 mpg. In addition, the car has quick acceleration. From 0-60 mph, it takes 6.1 seconds making it the best in the segment. The second engine option will be a 2.0-litre four cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 150 lb-feet of torque. Both engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission or 8-speed automatic transmission.
Further, they will send power to the rear and the front axle at the same time. The engines also produce less carbon dioxide. It will be an AWD making it easy to handle any kind of terrain. The 2.5-liter turbo engine produces less noise compared to the rivals. The car also incorporates Mazda’s SkyActiv technology.
2018 Mazda CX-7 – Price and Release Date
The Mazda CX-7 2018 is still in its initial stages of development. Mazda is yet to unveil the official release date. However, the car is expected to be available in the dealerships toward the second quarter of 2018. On the other hand, the suggested retail price is approximated to be around $ 40,000.