2011 Mazda CX-7

Find Another Mazda CX-7
18 CITY / 24 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability


Mazda's compact crossover SUV, the 5-seat CX-7, has added a few features to its upper trim levels for 2011. Otherwise, it carries over from the previous model year, when a new turbocharged engine was introduced as an option.

The base trim level of the 2011 Mazda CX-7, the i SV, features 17-inch wheels, power windows and locks, cruise control, air conditioning, and a 4-speaker sound system. The CX-7 i Sport trim adds Bluetooth connectivity and some cosmetic upgrades. The CX-7 i Touring trim features a sunroof, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, more power features, heated front seats, rearview camera, and more. The CX-7 s Touring trim features those upgrades plus 18-inch alloy wheels and a new turbocharged engine with dual exhaust outlets. The CX-7 s Grand Touring trim features 19-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, automatic Xenon headlights, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, upgraded leather upholstery, upgraded Bose sound system, and other enhancements. The CX-7 i SV and i Sport are available with front-wheel drive (FWD); the Touring and Grand Touring offer optional all-wheel drive (AWD). All CX-7s provide 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and 59 cubic feet with those seats folded down, according to the manufacturer.

The two lower trim levels of the 2011 Mazda CX-7 feature a 161-horsepower, 2.5-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine coupeed with a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift controls. That engine delivers 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with FWD, according to the EPA. The CX-7 Touring and Grand Touring trims employ a turbocharged, 244-horsepower, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift controls. It delivers 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with FWD and 17/21 with AWD.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Mazda CX-7 include anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, traction control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the CX-7 highest-possible \"Good\" ratings in frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Starting MSRPs for the 2011 Mazda CX-7 ranged from around $22,000 to around $33,000.


J.D. Power Ratings

Automotive Performance Execution and Layout
Overall Performance and Design?
Features and Instrument Panel?
Initial Quality Study
Overall Quality - Design?
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical?
Body & Interior Quality - Design?
Overall Quality - Mechanical?
Features & Accessories Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Design?
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical?
Overall Quality?
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical?
Vehicle Dependability Study
Powertrain Dependability?
Body and Interior Dependability?
Overall Dependability?
Feature and Accessory Dependability?

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.

The Latest New Car Previews, Buyer's guides, Articles and more from J.D. Power: