The CX-7 was first introduced back in 2007 as Mazdas entry into the newly forming sport utility market. As fuel prices increase, it’s likely that vehicles like the 2009 Mazda CX-7 will grow in popularity as families downsize their budgets and vehicles.
Six trims are available for the ‘09 Mazda CX-7, though most drivers will be content with the basic model plus a few extra features such as the Bose sound system and Bluetooth. All cars feature a 244-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The engine choice gives the CX-7 plenty of punt away from the lights and at higher speeds, and it’s matching with good quality shocks and breaks keep the zoom zoom ethos central to the vehicles design. Mazda have made compromises with some of their large family vehicles of late, but the excellent value performance of the CX-7 tells a different story.
Variously available safety features across the range include ABS, antiskid system, traction control, front side airbags, and curtain side airbags. Touring and Grand Touring trims feature leather upholstery and heated front seats. Available on all trims are a navigation system with rear-view camera, keyless access with engine start, and a wireless cell phone link.
The combination of utility and sport is an area Mazda are uniquely prepared to deliver in and they don’t compromise on the excellent performance or feature functionality of the 2009 Mazda CX-7.