Mazda CX-7

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Mazda CX-7 (2006-2009)
Mazda CX-7 (2006-2009)
Production period: 2006–2012
Class : SUV
Body versions : Station wagon
Otto engine : 2.3–2.5 liters
(119–191 kW)
Diesel engine :
2.2 liters (127 kW)
Length: 4675-4700 mm
Width: 1870 mm
Height: 1645 mm
Wheelbase : 2750 mm
Empty weight : 1770-1940 kg
Previous model Mazda Tribute

The Mazda CX-7 is a car model from the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda . It is a medium-sized sport utility vehicle that was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006.

The CX-7 has been built at Mazda's main plant in Hiroshima since February 20, 2006 . In the spring of 2006 the car of the model year 2007 began to be sold in the USA, in autumn 2007 the model was released in Europe. While it was positioned between the Tribute and the larger CX-9 when it was launched in America , it replaced the Mazda Tribute and Mazda MPV in Europe .

With the appearance of the smaller CX-5 in spring 2012, production of the CX-7 was gradually reduced in order to create production capacities for it. Global sales were largely discontinued. Production finally ended in August 2012.


Rear view

The CX-7 emerged from the near-series concept vehicle Mazda MX-Crossport . This was presented in January 2005 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The design is based primarily on the front of the Mazda RX-8 , so here too the narrow front headlights extend far into the rounded fenders. The two-part radiator grille, however, turns away from the so-called "five-point grill" typical of Mazda models. Further features are the curved window line, the rear fenders, which are also wide, and the silver-colored clear glass rear lights.

In contrast to the production version, the study still has recessed door handles, chrome-plated 20-inch light-alloy wheels, a metallic paint called “K2-Red” and a glass roof that can be electrochromatically darkened. In the interior of the study there are four individual seats and a continuous center console. There is also a round, curved touchscreen monitor in the center console for operating audio, air conditioning and internet access. A narrow, wide display also provides information on vehicle information, parking distance and navigation. A third, 15-inch screen shows images from the five external cameras or plays DVDs. The gear selector lever folds forward during automatic mode and can be used as a lever for manual upshifting or downshifting when it is upright.

Series production of the model was not yet certain at the time, only a few elements should be found in future Mazda models. The exterior of the production vehicle was only very slightly changed and the interior dispensed with the individual seats and information displays and instead offers space for five people.


Mazda CX-7 (2009-2012)
Rear view

At the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto in February 2009, a visually and technically slightly revised version of the CX-7 was presented, which was introduced in Europe in October 2009 for the 2010 model year.

At the front, the lower air inlet has been enlarged, surrounded by chrome and has returned to the five-point design. There are also two new, larger air inlets with integrated fog lights that are also positioned higher up. There are also chrome trim strips on the lower edges of the doors and on the trunk lid. The rear bumper was also changed and the rear roof spoiler slightly modified. The standard 18-inch alloy wheels have also been redesigned and 19-inch wheels are available as an option for the first time.

Only minor changes were made to the interior. The dashboard has been visually updated, there is also a new multifunction leather steering wheel and a larger multifunction display in the center console. Alternatively, a 4.1-inch TFT color monitor or a 3.5-inch matrix LC screen can be selected. A reversing camera and a compact navigation system are available in conjunction with the former. The audio system has also been supplemented with a Bluetooth interface for cell phones and MP3 players as well as an AUX input.

For Europe, a newly developed 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with common rail injection , an output of 127 kW (173 hp) and SCR exhaust gas cleaning was presented at the IAA 2009 . This makes the CX-7 the first Japanese vehicle model that uses this technology to reduce NO x emissions and thus meets the Euro 5 emissions standard . The petrol engine has also been optimized to this effect and now complies with the Euro 5 limit values. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 125 kW (170 hp), which is also offered in the European Mazda6 and American Mazda3 , will also be introduced in some markets outside of Europe . In addition to the two new engines, there are other technical innovations. The wheel suspension was modified and the noise insulation of the interior improved; further body reinforcements are intended to increase torsional rigidity and new shock absorbers ensure optimized road holding. The new lane change assistant and an emergency brake signal with automatic hazard warning lights should ensure more safety. The latter warns the following vehicles with a rapidly flashing brake light if emergency braking occurs at a speed of more than 50 km / h.


Other measured values
Stars in the Euro NCAP - Crash Test Five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test

The safety equipment of the basic Energy model includes ABS with EBD and DSC with TCS , head-shoulder airbags at the front and rear, side airbags at the front and an anti-theft alarm system . In the interior there is a CD radio, an on-board computer , a multifunction leather steering wheel with cruise control and automatic air conditioning. The exterior contains 18-inch alloy wheels and tinted windows in the rear. The higher-quality equipment version Expression still has xenon headlights, chrome-plated door handles and a rain sensor. The interior has a Bose sound system with CD changer, leather seats with heated seats in the front, an electrically adjustable driver's seat and the login system . A sliding glass roof is available in both equipment lines at an additional cost.

As part of the facelift, the three equipment lines Prime, Center and Exclusive were introduced in 2010. The petrol engine is now only available in the Exclusive Line, as is the leather interior.


In contrast to the CD3 platform , which is used for the larger Mazda CX-9 / Lincoln MKX / Ford Edge models and also for the Mazda6 , the CX-7 is based on an independent platform. This uses the front suspension from the Mazda MPV and the rear suspension from the Mazda5 and can be combined with front-wheel drive (only in the USA) or all-wheel drive. The latter comes largely from the Mazda6 MPS , from which the engine was also taken over. The 2.3-liter R4 gasoline engine with turbocharger has an output of 191 kW (260 hp) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm. While a six-speed manual gearbox provides power transmission in Europe, a five- or six-speed automatic transmission is used in the US models.

Motors (EU)
2.3 MZR DISI Turbo 2.2 MZR-CD
Construction period: since 02/2006 since 10/2009
Engine type: Four-cylinder in- line petrol engine with direct fuel injection , turbocharger
Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with
common rail injection , turbocharger
Displacement: 2261 cc 2184 cc
Max. Performance in min -1 : 191 kW (260 hp) / 5500 127 kW (173 PS) / 3500
Max. Torque at min -1 : 380 Nm / 3000 400 Nm / 2000
Gearbox, as standard: 6-speed manual transmission
Acceleration, 0-100 km / h: 9.2 s 11.3 s
Top speed: 211 km / h 200 km / h
Empty weight: 1815-1854 kg 1875-1940 kg
Fuel consumption
(according to EEC guidelines,
combined over 100 km):
11.4 l super 7.5 l diesel
CO 2 emissions, combined: 243 g / km 199 g / km
Emissions standard according to EU classification: Euro 4 (since 10/2009 Euro 5) 5 euro
MZR = Mazda Responsive; DISI = Direct Injection Spark Ignition (petrol direct injection),

MZR-CD = Mazda Responsive Common Rail Diesel engine

The engine data (USA)

model 2.5
Number of cylinders R4
Displacement (cm³) 2488
Max. Power (kW / PS) 119/161 at 6000
Max. Torque (Nm) 240 at 3500
Top speed (km / h) 190
Acceleration, 0-100 km / h 12.3 s
Transmission (standard) 5-stage automatic
Carbon dioxide emissions - g / km
Tank capacity 69 l

New registrations

Between 2007 and 2013, 12,621 Mazda CX-7s were newly registered in the Federal Republic of Germany.

year New registrations of which diesel including petrol
2007 1,156 - 1,156
2008 1,374 - 1,374
2009 1,269 0.945 0.324
2010 3,799 3.711 0.088
2011 2,957 2,878 0.079
2012 1,436 1,395 0.041
2013 0.630 0.630 -

Web links

Commons : Mazda CX-7  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

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