Last post on Oct 07, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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#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!
#11 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [maavalous]
Dec 13, 2009 (4:48 pm)
...please explain why you think that the AWD is not that good in the CX&?.....you seem to to really like the CX7 in general except when it comes to AWD..I will be very interested in knowing your reasoning since I am not decided yet if I will get a CX& or 9 but AWD...thanks...
#12 of 33 Re: Mazda CX-7 2010 Model [svofan2]
Dec 14, 2009 (1:45 am)
The AWD is fine, he and one other person had some issues but I have AWD with no problems and this is the same for most others with AWD.
Dec 21, 2009 (10:33 pm)
Just got a 2010 CX-7 i SV, which is the base model. Would've gotten the Sport, but after comparing the features, decided it wasn't worth the difference in price.
One thing that surprised me the most is the engine. On the paper it seems slow, and almost 20HP less than Toyota RAV4, but in real life, this thing doesn't feel slow at all. I dont' have any issues taking off from stop, or passing cars on highway at all. I traded in 2000 Passat V6 for this cuv, and this cuv feels just as powerful, and just as planted on the road as my Passat did. It handles like it's on rails.
Another thing is, the interior is sooo much better than 09 model...
#14 of 33 Mileage on the 2010 CX-7 with 2.5L
Feb 08, 2010 (6:57 pm)
Any feedback of current drivers of the 2010 CX-7 with the 2.5L engine would be helpful. I love the car, but am concerned that the mileage estimates are for driving like a granny on a Sunday morning. I noticed that the instant mileage meter was around 24 with cruise set at 75mph. Looked down and the tach read just under 3000rpm. That seems like the little four-banger is working pretty hard to keep the car going that fast. Lowered my speed by 5mph and gained 2mpg. Can any one else give feedback on this? What instant mileage are you getting at what speed and at what rpm? Thanks!