2010 Mazda CX-7 Sport
A couple of weeks ago I drove a Mazda CX-7 Sport, a crossover vehicle (something that is not a mini-van or station wagon but a little of both). I don't have a large family so in some ways a vehicle like the CX-7 is wasted on me. That doesn't mean I can't get a feel for how it can be used though.
The CX-7 is medium size, with the CX-9 being larger. The Sport is powered by a 161-hp, 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. When I drove the CX-7 I actually thought at first I was driving a V6; the engine was that smooth and powerful. It is pretty economical as well, being rated at 20-city and 28-highway. My combined was about 25-mpg.
There was ample seating for 5 and adequate cargo room too.
Although the CX-7 is tall and looks like a mini-van, the handling was definitely not that of a mini-van. Mazda has craved out a niche for itself as a builder of fun, sporty, family oriented vehicles and it shows in the CX-7.
The version I drove was priced at $25,990 and was very well equipped. The base CX-7 is $22,300, while the full on s Grand Touring with AWD is $33,635.
This is the third 2010 Mazda I've driven so far and I am very impressed with the cars. You should check them out.