2008 Mazda CX-7

Sport FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4

2008 mazda cx-7 Reviews and News

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The 2008 Mazda CX-7 stands out as one of the most convincingly car-like of its crossover ilk, but ultimately, one wonders: why not just get a car instead? The Mazda's chassis dynamics are its chief attribute. The steering is nicely weighted and CX-7 is agile without resorting to an ultra-stiff suspension, the plague of so many high-riding crossovers with sporting pretensions.; I suspect the credit goes to the CX-7's relatively light curb weight (under 2 tons!)-even the doors and rear hatch feel lightweight. The lack of fat perhaps is what gave Mazda the courage to install a turbocharged four-cylinder where others would use a V-6. That once seemed an odd choice, but now it looks wise, what with buyers turning toward smaller engines. Unfortunately, while the turbo four is to be commended for mustering the brio to move this crossover along-albeit, perhaps not with the same ease as a torquey V-6-it really doesn't pay the expected dividends at the pump. EPA ratings of only 16/22 mpg for the all-wheel-drive version, and even the two-wheel-drive model's 17/23 mpg, can't match the fuel economy of the V-6-powered Mazda 6 wagon (17/25 mpg, adjusted to reflect current EPA test procedures). Nor can the crossover equal the wagon's cargo space or rear-seat room (the latter admittedly a close call). Unfortunately, Mazda dropped the 6 wagon for 2008, after a lackluster sales effort resulted in lackluster sales. The new, redesigned Mazda 6 is offered as a sedan only.

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Sport FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Specifications

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Engine
2.3L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
244 hp @ 5000rpm
Torque:
258 ft lb of torque @ 2500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS (optional)
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:50
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.
Consequences
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.
Potential Units Affected
2,323
Notes
THULE, INC.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable

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