The Mazda CX-7 was the first ever mid-size SUV made by the Fuchu based automaker. Despite that, it lasted only three years on North America’s market before it was replaced by CX-5. This model has some issues with the suspension corrosion back in the days, and it was the reason to recall production in 2016. Now, the time has come for the comeback, with brand-new 2019 Mazda CX-7.
The new model is a well-crafted combination of other vehicles from the same manufacturer. You can find elements of minivans MPV and Premacy, also known as Mazda 5. But, the headlights and interior will get a unique and more elegant design. Also, specs and towing capacity are improved, and now, they are better than on CX-5. Remember who replaced CX-7 because of these ratings back in 2012? Revenge is sweet.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Exterior
The previous version of the Mazda CX-7 was one of the most attractive models on the market. But, after seven years, the Japanese company can’t come with the same, outdated design and monotonous appearance. The exterior of new 2019 Mazda CX-7 will probably be very similar to all the other crossovers of the brand. The popular “Kodo” style is heavily involved, and the new model will borrow a lot from the CX-5 sibling.
The main difference between these two is dimensions, the CX-7 will be a little bit bigger. The focal point of the front side will be the famous design of the brand’s grille, paired with well-crafted headlights. More, the very same taillights from the CX-5 and a sports bumper will dominate the rear side. We expect also the changes in the hood, roofline and ground clearance, to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Interior
The upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-7 comes with the latest infotainment system. In the central part of the dashboard will be a 7-inch touchscreen display with user-friendly interface and controls. The users can upgrade this feature and get the wider display as well. The seats will be covered with cloth, but on the upper trim levels you’ll get quality leather upholstery. Furthermore, some of the optional equipment will include heated seats, power adjustable driver’s seat, additional cup holders and USB ports.
The higher trims add a premium Bose audio system and ActivSense safety feature. Overall safety features offer more as well, and the standard package will include blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and front collision warning. The cabin will offer plenty of space to the passengers, taking into account that the gap between the rows is slightly extended.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Engine Specs
Under the hood of 2019 Mazda CX-7 will probably be the standard SkyActiv-G powertrain, which comes with an incredible performance/efficiency ratio. To be more specific, the 2.5 SkyActiv four-cylinder engine can accomplish 184 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. The second drivetrain option that comes with the higher trims is 2.5-liter turbo SkyActiv engine that can develop up to 250 hp. In fact, it is possible that the company will decide to release a hybrid model as well.
Still, at the moment we don’t have enough information about this topic. Also, there are no official details about the transmission of the new model. While industry experts talk about the 8-speed automatic transmission, the others consider a 6-speed gearbox as a right choice. On the other hand, the maximum towing capacity is more easy to foretell. The CX-7 will be able to tow between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring
Definitely, the best choice among the trim levels of the 2019 Mazda CX-7 will be the Grand Touring model. This trim adds 20-inch wheels and more elegant and upgraded interior as well. Also, the optional Touring Premium Package will satisfy most buyers. The Grand Touring also comes with adaptive headlights, LED foglights, roof rail, and an adjustable sunroof. This features will establish recognizable styling language, and help this model to stand out in the overcrowded crossover class.
Moreover, you will enjoy in a 12-speaker Bose audio system and satellite radio, as they are part of the standard equipment. Safety features include front and rear parking sensors and a head-up display traffic sign recognition. Other interior luxuries are aluminum interior trim, a heated steering wheel, and second-row streets, additional interior lighting and leather upholstery. The 2.5-liter turbocharged engine will power this model, the FWD is standard and AWD is optional.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Release Price and Date
The only thing by which we can assume the price is the position of this SUV. The 2019 Mazda CX-7 is larger than the CX-5, which means it will cost more than its companion. So, the new CX-7 for the base model won’t come under $25,000. However, it can’t outpace the MSRP of CX-9, which start price is around $33,000. The Gound Touring trim will definitely cost significantly more, with all the additional equipment and the powerful engine under the hood.
Adding the all-wheel-drive system should cost the same as on CX-9 and the CX-5. The AWD on these models adds an extra $1,800. With these set of prices, 2019 Mazda CX-7 begins slightly higher than the rivals like Toyota Highlander, Kia Sorento, Honda Pilot, and Chevy Traverse. The release date is still unknown, but we expect that the CX-7 will return by the summer of 2019.