The 2018 Mazda CX-7 is a luxurious, mid-sized crossover. It’s expected to come with a lot of refinements compared to the outgoing model. According to the chief engineer, the car will feature new technical innovation, a more powerful engine and improved off-road capabilities.
The eye-catching point of this car will be the state-of-the-art exterior design. The main rivals include Kia Sportage, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Chevrolet Equinox. The car has the potential to be the best in the segment and is expected to sell in good numbers.
2018 Mazda CX-7 – Exterior and Interior Specs
The key adjustments in this car cannot go unnoticed. To add to the sporty look, the front grille has been redesigned with a rectangular outline. Secondly, the roof has been reclined for better aerodynamics. In addition, the 2018 CX-7 will feature trendy 18-inch alloy wheels which give the car better road grip in harsh conditions. The wheelbase will measure 68.4 inches. Further, the crossover will be equipped with automatic xenon headlights and automatic rain-sensing wipers.
The interior is well equipped with luxury package. It will come with fine leather 5-passenger seats with enough head and leg room. Behind the second row seat, there will be 30 cubic feet of cargo space. However, the rear seat can be reclined to create a cargo space of 58.6 cubic feet.
Other notable differences will include roll stabilisation features, audio package, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, satellite navigation, dual front airbags, driver seat memory functions, a blind-spot warning system, a height-adjustable driver seat and better quality 9.8 inches infotainment system. It will also come with unique basic driving assistance features like cruise control, parking sensors and satellite navigation.
Safety features will include anti-lock brakes, stability control, rollover protection system, lane departure warning, and emergency trunk release.This car is the cutting edge of how a modern car should look like.
2018 Mazda CX-7 – Engine and Performance
The Mazda CX-7 2018 will be powered by a 2.5-liter Turbo, V6 engine capable of generating 250 hp and 170 pound-ft of torque. The engine is expected to use The SKYACTIV technology. In Edmund’s testing, the car accelerated from 0 to 60mph in under 7 seconds. Similarly, the EPA fuel estimate stands at 20 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and a combined 22 mpg.
The second engine option will be a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 200 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The two engines will be mated to either a 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, both engines will produce low carbon dioxide and will be more fuel efficient.
The 2018 Mazda CX-7 will be available either as a front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. The 2018 Mazda CX-7 features an impressive brake response and improved suspension system. Similarly, the steering wheel offers responsive handling thanks to the brilliant engineering.
2018 Mazda CX-7 – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Mazda CX-7 is in the final stages of production. It’s expected to be released towards the last quarter of 2017. The official price is yet to be unveiled to the public. However, it’s rumoured to be around $35,000.