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#1 of 33 Mazda CX-7 2010 Model
Aug 10, 2009 (12:34 pm)
I wanted to start a thread on the 2010 models. I just saw one at a local dealer and the Sport version has a 2.3L non-turbo engine rated at 20/23/28 mpg and around 160 HP and torque, which is a step up mileage and step down in power from the turbo models.
Only thing that looks different from the 09's is the front lower bumper has a bigger opening for air flow (a big smile) and corresponding larger inserts for the foglight (not standard on the Sport).
Base price with destination is 23090. The two options items were 200 for white pearl mica paint and 1750 for a convenience package consisting of power driver seat, heated front seats, moonroof, auto climate control, back up camera. That totals 25040.
Dealer had no brochures and the Mazda USA website has nothing on the 2010 model lineup and features. KBB and Edmunds have no pricing.
Anyone have any additional info?
Aug 12, 2009 (8:43 am)
I like the blind spot feature that alerts you when a car is in your blind spot. This can really help new drivers.
Aug 17, 2009 (6:50 pm)
Interested in hearing feedback on the 2010 version. I have a 2008 and have the itch to trade for a Stormy Blue 2010 model. Hope I get over it!
#5 of 33 Re: 2010 Model [cx7driver]
Aug 22, 2009 (6:19 am)
Where the 2010 really shines in on the interior. Virtually the whole interior has been revamped with higher quality materials including the dash board, door panels, center console and center stack. The door panels all have nice padded and soft touch materials. The dash is still plastic, but a much much nicer design and looks much nicer. The center stack now fits the dash much better. The seat leather is softer. The steering wheel looks more like it belongs on the car.
I'm highly impressed with the 2010. My wife really wants one. She has wanted a CX-7 since it came out, but, I personally felt Mazda could have done a better job with it. Now what we have is what Mazda should have been done from day one. I really like it.
#6 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [Chuckles37]
Sep 10, 2009 (10:36 pm)
I own a CX-7 GT AWD, trust me when I tell you, go for the turbo.
The car is fun to drive, I cannot imagine why you dont want the turbo version.
I have 30K, bought it in Dec 2007 as a 08 model, I can tell you I drive from NYC to Florida and it is pure joy when I push my car to over 85MPH in the highway.
My wife has a CRV and yes it is a reliable car with all the basic you need but the engine sucks!!!!!
If you are getting the 4 cylinder engine go for the CRV is a better buy, the gas mileage is over 23.5 MPG for an AWD vehicle. The Honda CRV is a better family car, the CX7 is just a fun ride if you dont have little ones to worry about as the back seat can be cramped.
#7 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [zoom08]
Sep 15, 2009 (2:35 pm)
Just put my 1,000th mile on a new 2010 CX-7 GT FWD. WOW!!
They have made a thousand subtle, and cool, changes. As noted, the interior upgrade on the GT puts it in league with the Acura/Infiniti/etc. crowd. Materials aren't quite as plush... yet... but they have made HUGE improvements in the cabin.
Bluetooth that actually works when driving at 80 mph on a blacktop road... even Lexus didn't handle that test.
The exterior refresh and the unique 19' wheels on the GT rock!!
As you may see from my other posts... DO NOT get the CX-7 in AWD at this time. Until they make some design changes... the AWD system is nothing but bad news.
We'll see how this 2010 FWD holds up... but Zoom Zoom so far
#8 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [maavalous]
Sep 21, 2009 (6:35 pm)
Zoom: Since you have an 2010 do the doors auto lock at some speed,cant seem
to find that listed on the Mazda site.
#9 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [mf15]
Oct 24, 2009 (7:31 pm)
Maavalous: I just picked up a 2010 CX-7 Sport Fwd and after reading the manual it appears that the auto-lock feature is provided as an option or possibly included with Touring models. You can set the auto-lock to five different modes. I don't have this feature on the Sport model. Hope this helps.
#10 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [maavalous]
Dec 05, 2009 (6:51 pm)
Wanted to put in my 2 cents...
I also have about 1k miles on my CX-7 Sport (bought in early Nov) and I love it. Like everyone else said, the interior styling looks very luxury. With all other features (MPG, price) considered, I was also looking at the Nissan Rogue, but the Mazda interior won hands down.
The avg and current mpg display is excellent. For my budget I couldn't afford anything more than the Sport trim, but the Sport still has basic luxuries like bluetooth, leather wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, and the previously mentioned mpg/maintenance displays. I also LOVE the Cargo Area Rear Seatback Release Levers (as they call them on the Mazda website). Instead of having to open the passenger doors and release the seats on the top you just open the trunk and pull the lever. So convenient! Didn't spring for the AWD, but from the previous poster it sounds like the AWDs have problems?
It's a great crossover, and Zoom-Zoom indeed!