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2021 Mazda CX-7 Redesign: What to Expect?


Apr 11, 2020
2021 Mazda CX-7

For full eight years, Mazda has a gap in its lineup when it comes to naming structure, as the CX-7 has been discontinued way back in 2012. It looks like this will finally be changed, as some sources suggest the mid-size crossover might come back already in the next year. At this point, the company is still quiet on this matter, so we can only speculate about the 2021 Mazda CX-7 redesign at this moment. 

Speaking of speculations, we may presume what would this crossover look like, at least when it comes to base design characteristics. Of course, this model would be slotted between compact CX-5 and mid-size CX-9, in terms of the size, but we count on a completely new design, based on the company’s latest design language, full of advanced technologies and systems. Would this include the powertrain, it’s hard to say at the moment, but everything seems possible these days.

2021 Mazda CX-7

How Would 2021 Mazda CX-7 Redesign Look Like?

It’s not hard to predict that 2021 Mazda CX-7 will be slotted between CX-5 and CX-9 models in the company’s lineup. If you look at the size of these two models, you can see that there is actually a pretty big gap between them, despite that all segments have been covered, official. On one side, the compact CX-5 measures a little bit more than 106 inches in wheelbase, while the large CX-9 is good for about 115.4 inches. Therefore, it’s not hard to presume that the Mazda CX-7 2021 would stand somewhere in the middle.

The original CX-7 feature a little bit more than 108 inches in wheelbase, while we expect that the new model will be slightly bigger. In our opinion, something about 110 inches would be a perfect measure. This means the new 2021 Mazda CX-7 would be a mid-size crossover, but probably with two rows of seats, which puts it in the class of models like Ford Edge, Honda Passport, Chevy Blazer etc. 

Mazda Koeru Concept


When it comes to the styling, things are pretty clear, as we don’t expect surprises with the 2021 Mazda CX-7 redesign. A couple of years ago, Mazda presented a concept SUV called Koeru, features a sporty, coupe-like layout, with a sloping roof. Meanwhile, the company has launched a new generation of Mazda3 compact car, as well as a brand-new CX-30 crossover, which features a new approach to the front end styling. We have no doubt the 2021 Mazda CX-7 would feature a very similar front face, with the same headlights, grille design etc.

2021 Mazda CX-7 Interior

When it comes to the exterior design, we expect no surprise. This brand is well-known for excellent interior quality, so we expect nothing less from this model. In practice, this means you may count on a familiar, simplistic aesthetical approach to the dashboard, which features simple but very elegant design solutions. All Mazda models are characterized by amazing materials’ quality, so the same thing should be with this one. Besides excellent interior quality, we count on a pretty comfortable cabin. Given the expected size and that we presume this will be a tow-row crossover, both rows should be generous in terms of the interior space.

When it comes to the cargo volume, Mazda models are traditionally known by relatively low ratings to compare to direct rivals. Typical numbers for a two-row mid-size crossover go around 40 cubic feet behind the third row, for better orientation.

Finally, count on a full load of standard equipment. Mazda traditionally offers a long list of standard safety features, while tech goodies are numerous as well. Therefore, we expect the same from 2021 Mazda CX-7.

2021 Mazda CX-7 Interior

2021 Mazda CX-7 Redesign and Engines

When it comes to powertrain, some options seem pretty clear, while there is always room for novelties. On one side, a well-known 2.5-liter turbo-four seems like a certain thing. This unit delivers either 227 or 250 horsepower, depending on the fuel and in both cases delivers pretty amazing driving dynamics. Still, we could easily see one more engine in the offer. Lower trim levels could come with something less potent and more affordable. A naturally-aspirated version of this engine seems possible, why we won’t exclude the possibility to see some variant of the new SkyActive X unit in the offer.

Finally, if the new model arrives in Europe, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a familiar 2.2-liter turbodiesel in the offer as well.

Release Date and Price

The 2021 Mazda CX-7 redesign is still just a rumor and we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter. However, some sources suggest we might see it already in the next year. When it comes to the price, some rough estimation would go around 30.000 dollars.

The new model will compete with two-row mid-size crossovers, such as Honda Passport, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe etc.

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