Mazda CX-7 2010 review

Mazda brought its signature "Zoom-Zoom" performance to the small crossover arena with the launch of the turbocharged CX-7 a few years ago. That model is an energetic performer, but the small crossover segment consists mostly of models focused on more practical considerations, like utility and gas mileage. It seems Mazda got that message, as the CX-7 now offers a more efficient, non-turbocharged base engine in addition to the turbo four-cylinder. It also gains some styling tweaks inside and out for 2010.

For better or worse, the new base engine makes the CX-7 behave more similarly to some of its four-cylinder competition, including the Honda CR-V. Its gas mileage is more competitive with the non-turbo engine Ч the base front-wheel-drive CX-7 is rated 20/28 mpg city/highway Ч but it lacks the turbo's strong acceleration, leaving drivers with a modestly powered crossover that's quick enough, but not exceptionally so.

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