2011 Mazda CX-7 Review

Mazda CX-7 is one of the first production SUV in the world combine a sporty design and driving experience with the functionality of an SUV and livability. Since its launch in 2006, this unique sport crossover SUV has grown in popularity around the world, selling nearly 190,000 units and won 15 prizes of cars. In Europe, more than 30,000 homeowners are increasingly non-premium car segment compact SUV in less than two years. The Europeans are attracted to its sporty design, driving pleasure and the nature of its mix of everyday practice, space and feel the quality.

The new facelift model refines the set of features beyond and is designed to be more sophisticated, durable and emotional appeal. While maintaining the original car's sporty character, lifting improves ride comfort and stable handling, and combined with the lowest noise levels in the cockpit of a sophisticated indoor environment. It is also more durable with the introduction of a new clean diesel running offers power and torque, fuel economy and compliance with Euro V. The survey design was updated to make it even more emotional appeal with a more dynamic new face of Mazda dealer outside the family feeling of quality high-end and high. And the suspension settings to improve their driving days.


At its launch in 2007, featuring sports crossover SUV Mazda an advanced design that gave an emotional appeal usually reserved for sports cars. With this as their base, the designers of the improved lifting sporting nature Mazda CX-7 and the still more sophisticated. They introduced a new dynamic front, creating a better and adds details of the cost of a sense of sophistication.

Appearance - now even more dynamic

The facelifted Mazda CX-7 is as sporty as before, with a large flat pillar angle 66 �, rising belt line and roof spoiler, wheel arches, powerful (inspired by the Mazda RX-8 sports coupe ) and large wheels. This is the best for washing the face with a new grill for five points. It looks bigger and more aggressive - which reflects the design language of last generation Mazda Introduces New Mazda3 - and is part of the chrome trim for a premium appearance. New front fog lamps are also introduced. These are integrated into a design that is more vertical than before, and whose top corners are points that seem to flow into the wing panels.

New visual improvements will be continued on the sides and back of the Mazda CX-7 facelift. Chrome trim are now located at the base of the doors around the side windows and under the large Mazda logo on the rear roof spoiler and a new and larger is available (it all depends on grade).

The new 18 - and 19-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior upgrades. Their three-dimensional designs to increase the car's sporty nature. A list of seven exterior colors have been updated Aluminium Metallic, Black Mica and Stormy Blue Mica sparkling wines.

Interior Design - Print Quality Improvement

Volume and SUV practicality, combined with an ergonomic interior, sporty touch and a high level of professionalism are an interesting combination of the original Mazda CX-7. Facelift is all this, plus updates designed to improve the quality of the interior look and feel remains. There is a new trim panel tool materials dimples and rounded edges that give these surfaces to make them feel better and dirt. Steering is a new design and has more control buttons. The instrument panel in front of the driver receives a new call indication, and a white three-dimensional, and the new Blue-light cycle.

Spanning the dashboard is a new double-roof design of the CAP. Now rising in the middle to make way for a new multi-information display (MID). The sound panel is updated with piano black or metallic edge on the sides.

Other quality improvements include new chrome low glare on the vertical radius of the wheel and chrome rings around the vents in the center and sides of the dashboard. Soft padding is done for the door trim armrests and center console cover (depending on quality). When combined with two interior color schemes lifting sand beige or black (depending on category), these data provide the Mazda CX-7 lifting a feeling of quality.

Refined driving experience

Mazda CX-7 facelift is practical and spacious car to meet the needs of different lifestyles in a way that is both sporty and sophisticated. Faceless update this successful combination of ride comfort, a quieter interior, improved ease of use and the use of a long list of standard features and available for refined driving experience.

Improved driving comfort and a quieter cabin

The original Mazda CX-7 was one of the most sophisticated vehicle in its segment, and this aspect is carried out prior to cosmetic surgery. His helmet is the torsional rigidity increased by 5 percent, which improves ride comfort and smooth the road noise.

The engine includes a new-generation 2.2-liter turbo diesel, which is one of the quietest and most refined of non-premium SUV segment. The smallest block of aluminum, for example, installed in the cylinder block 18 separate points of extreme rigidity and engine noise. In front of the chain using the cassette-type balance shaft to reduce noise and vibration of the engine and a special rear wheel torque control for the diesel version of the response to remove the rear transmission.

Hood and engine compartment sound insulation has been improved to effectively suppress the noise around the ear. The insulation installed in the towers of the new suspension and wheel. New rebound urethane foam pads used as a base and isolating the thicker line and mats are used for the first time.

Mazda CX-7 lifting high performance version DISI petrol also NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) updates, including new insulation around the suspension and engine compartment insulation and new indent is closer and best to keep the cabin noise level low.

Wind noise is lower than ever, too. NVH engineers triggered noise that crosswinds when it hits the A-pillars with a large cast, which prevents the separation of air. This can cause a significant pressure difference between this part of the car, which increases the noise. The new molding keeps the air from the separation and results in a significant reduction in wind noise in the cabin.

Sporty and easy to use

Like its predecessor, making the Mazda CX-7 facelift, it is easy to take advantage of its powerful engines. The cockpit is ergonomically design is unusual for a sporting SUV. The front seats offer good lateral support and comfort on long journeys with the back wide and variable lumbar adjustment. The lever is located above and forward to get easy and fun sport. Lifting the cockpit gets two new features for comfort and ease of use, the front and rear armrests are now flexible material, a new high-end look and feel, the memory is a new driver seat position introduced up to three individual settings (depending on quality and market), and the front passenger seat now comes with electrically adjustable four directions.

Offering the driver of the vehicle all the necessary information on a CD, the screen is Mazda's new Multi-Display (MID). It shows all the necessary equipment and navigational information - next to the field of view at least the driver's eye movement while driving - and MID switch on the right side of the steering wheel can move between screens without the driver remove the hands off the wheel. MID contains audio information system, settings, and maintenance reminders, warnings, such as volume settings, change the miles and miles, and even an on / off control for the regular traffic of products such as rotation of tires, travel, etc. the computer screen shows the current price of fuel, average fuel consumption, distance to empty and average vehicle speed.

New equipment is added to a long list of special features

Restyled Mazda CX-7 is a complete package of standard equipment: AM / FM radio and CD player with MP3 capability, with one-touch power front and rear windows, central locking, cruise control and anti-theft alarm system (depending grade and market).

New leather seats with front seat, a Bose � audio system with Centerpoint � high-quality surround sound and nine speakers, automatic xenon headlights and rain-sensing wipers and Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System is available in standard or, Alternatively, (depending on grade and market).

Teams are in addition to the elevation leaves nothing to the imagination. A system of rear-view camera enables the pilot park and drive safely in the opposite direction, and subsequent monitoring of the vehicle (RVM) system alerts the driver when the vehicle approaches the rear or driving the corner of death. The new navigation system with color TFT screen can be controlled with buttons on the steering wheel. It is easy to read and store your data on a Secure Digital (SD) (depending on market).

Bluetooth � technology has been extended to the Mazda CX-7 facelift, which not only allows hands-free Bluetooth � equipped mobile phones, but also allow passengers to music from an MP3 player wirelessly on the system your car audio. The driver can control the player using either the panel or the audio button on the new drive. MP3 players can also play on the vehicle's audio system by placing them in the AUX jack in the box in the center console.

Functionality of an SUV with storage improvements

Restyled Mazda CX-7 has a lot of room for five adults to travel comfortably in their luggage. This is an ideal vehicle for an active lifestyle with the 60/40 rear seats that fold by pulling the latch on the side of the frame to start using the system Karakuri Mazda. The lip of the rear seats to help prevent heavier items from sliding forward, and the government turned a waterproof luggage compartment floor carrying dirty items without staining the carpet.

There are numerous storage compartments located around the cabin. The case of the large center console with a capacity of 4.8 liters and is enhanced for the facelift model with two new storage compartments above for more small item storage. One is a plateau of 0.9 liters, which is ideal to keep as a cell phone, MP3 player or sunglasses. And the tray at the bottom of the central panel is equipped with a rubber mat so that small objects do not slip.


Mazda CX-7 now offers facelift customers in Europe for two wheel drive, the engine of your choice. New to the range is the new generation Mazda's 2.2-liter common rail turbo diesel that combines power and torque low fuel consumption and emissions. Also available are extremely sporty 2.3-liter turbo gasoline direct injection.

MZR-CD 2.2 - powerful turbo diesel New Europe

The lively CRTD diesel turbo 2.2-liter common rail produces 127 kW/173 PS at 3,500 rpm and impressive torque of 400 Nm at just 2,000 rpm. It accelerates the Mazda CX-7 facelift in 11.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, allowing a maximum speed of 200 km / h. A new variable geometry turbo and intercooler that has been optimized especially for the Mazda CX-7 up to help the rapid response and speed of the powerful engine as low as 1,600 rpm.

The common rail system optimizes combustion for high efficiency. It increases pressure fuel injection, using a special fuel pump and 10 very low (0.119 mm) injection holes to achieve injection pressures up to 200 MPa, one of the highest in the industry. This gives an injection timing very accurate, as engineers are used to optimize the number of injections per cycle, and by controlling the amount of fuel injected into the combustion chamber.

Low fuel consumption

Mazda CX-7 facelift with L-CD 2.2-liter turbo-diesel is not only exciting to drive, it is also frugal at the pump for an SUV with sports such as space and versatility. He has just 7.5 liters fuel per 100 km (combined) using a compression ratio of 16.3:1 low (for a compact SUV), a small turbo charger, intercooler efficiency improved and special equipment. It also uses highly responsive injectors that achieve a minimum injection interval of just 200 microseconds, which makes the injection of about 30 percent faster, and allows strict control over the amount of fuel used in injection.

Cleaner-Running and Euro V compliant

MZR-CD 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine meets Euro V emissions standards, and is combined with the latest Mazda's unique technology for the treatment of exhaust gases. Its newly developed diesel particulate filter (DPF) is made of ceramic material has high thermal resistance, which contains a special catalyst Mazdadeveloped. The catalyst to use oxygen stored in the base material, in addition to the oxygen in the exhaust gases to improve combustion of soot emissions. Increasing the amount of oxygen, this system allows the regeneration of the filter more quickly and efficiently. In fact, the Mazda CX-7 facelift of the DPF is regenerated (NEDC mode), only half of what traditional systems, each regeneration requires only one third of the time. When the exhaust gases and particulates have been cleaned, they pass through Mazda's new concept for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to reduce NOx significantly.

MZR DISI Turbo 2.3 - The original high-performance gas

Petrol version of the Mazda CX-7 facelift inherits the original highly acclaimed MZR 2.3-liter DISI turbo engine. Its technology has many advantages over direct injection gasoline engines in the intake manifold. The pair is about 10 percent higher than 3000 rpm, because the cooling caused by injecting petrol directly into the combustion chamber. Facelift for the Mazda CX-7, DISI petrol is further improved. The piston crowns are now saucer-shaped cavity, which improves the air-fuel mixture and to promote better combustion engine during the warm-up period. The injected fuel is now not only taking but also during the compression stroke, a richer mix and add some spark plugs, combustion stability. 2.3-liter MZR DISI Turbo produces 191 kW/260 hp at 5500 rpm and peak torque of 380 Nm at 3000 rpm low. Reacts quickly pedal movement, stimulates facelift Mazda CX-7 in 8.2 seconds, 0-100 km / h and a maximum speed of 211 km / h.

Six-speed manual

Both engines are equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox with compact three-shaft design is transferred from the original model. It has triple-cone synchronizers for first gear, second and third and a double cone synchronizer for fourth gear to provide smooth and precise shifts of the properties. It uses transmission fluid with low viscosity for easy movement, even when the engine is cold. The sixth report of the diesel is configured as the gear for maximum energy efficiency.


The body of the Mazda CX-7 facelift is stiffer than the original model and offers an improved ride comfort and handling stability. The suspension system is specifically tailored for each engine to provide predictable handling and the same straight line stability than the original model is known for. Coupled with the Active Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive, this chassis to date makes the Mazda CX-7 sporty and agile facelift.

Increased torsional stiffness for improved comfort and handling stability

The original Mazda CX-7 body was ahead of his time at the launch of its combination of high stiffness and low weight. Local reinforcements and high strength steel and ultra-high was used for the body, which helped to avoid unnecessary weight gain, while providing some of the best chassis rigidity in the segment.

The body lift Mazda CX-7 inherited the envelope and adds new measures to improve the rigidity of a 5 percent increase in torsional rigidity, which improves handling stability and helps reduce road noise and vibration a quieter cabin. When combined with new shock absorbers with a fluid motion, the increase reached a general facelift comfortable ride Mazda CX-7.

Weight gain was prevented and that have a negative impact on consumption and handling. The engineers used advanced computer analysis to achieve both goals. They sought only when reinforcement was more effective, and uses strong ties welded light (advanced adhesives) where possible. Stiffness has been added to lift the rear wheel for the houses, doors, B-pillars, and frame gussets shelf floor (CI).

Suspension & Steering

Mazda CX-7 facelift inherits passenger-car-like front MacPherson struts and multilink rear suspension of the original model, refined to provide extra lifting the handling line and feel the performance. New shocks are introduced, giving a helping softer suspension and improved straight line stability and ride comfort. These complete the front suspension ball-type struts with low friction bearings, springs strong lateral force control, and six end points. Wheel angle range is also used to optimize straight-line stability, while offering excellent road feedback and grip in turns. The rear suspension also have new dampers and is especially suitable for lifting. Geometry ensures that the wheels suffer minimal camber change and maintain their almost vertical position even when cornering, which is crucial for high torque, high performance car like this.

Although high-performance DISI petrol to maintain a hydraulic steering system to its predecessor, the new diesel-hydraulic power steering uses a balance between fuel economy and good steering feel.

Electronically controlled Active Torque-Split all-wheel drive

Facelift Mazda CX-7 has permanent four-wheel-drive system uses Mazda's Active Torque-unique Split the vehicle to transform a high maximum torque of the road so smooth and controlled, regardless of the engine under the hood. High-tech sensor technology is a four-wheel drive, the system monitors the steering angle of the Mazda CX-7, the yaw rate, wheel speed, lateral position G-force and throttle valves, to optimize communication real time. Four-wheel drive vehicle, the control unit then distributes torque to the front and rear coupling used in electronically controlled Active Torque mounted in front limited slip differential. It spread up to 50 percent of the engine to the rear axle for optimum torque split all situations.

Safety and Environment

Mazda CX-7 facelift inherits a segment of the most comprehensive safety packages in the vehicle, which was the highest of any compact SUV tested the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2007. For the updated model, a number of new active safety features have been added even more peace of mind.

Mazda's rear vehicle monitoring (RVM) system was recently introduced CX-7 Facelift (depending on grade and market). This system uses radar sensors to the rear bumper when the vehicle travels 60 km / h or faster, to monitor vehicles driving behind the car. It warns the driver if the car approaches from behind to the left or right, or a blind spot by illuminating a warning light is the key finding of the face of goal. If the driver activates the indicator on the side of an oncoming vehicle, an audible alarm sounds and flashes a warning.

Other new active safety features include a rearview camera that uses MID screen to help when driving in reverse or park, a system for monitoring tire pressure, and the emergency stop signal (ESS) in a automatic flashing warning lights at the rear when the driver brakes suddenly.

If the driver needs to slow down, can count on a large front disc Mazda CX-7 brakes ventilated (320 mm) and rear (petrol: 302 mm, gas: 325 mm), 10.5 inches, at the outside diameter brake booster, and a long stroke pump deceleration process, with light pedal effort and a short pedal travel. Standards are the SDC with TCS, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers with rain sensor (depending on grade and market).

Facelift Mazda CX-7 frame and cab is designed with a strong Mazda's "Triple H" body structure, which effectively takes the effects of different directions and to help protect passengers. The front subframe to produce a lot of energy when the absorption of a frontal impact, and is a special part of the joint between the front element and the subframe, which controls the impact energy down from the cab. This is a further advantage of the sub-frame is also designed to prevent the front of the Mazda CX-7 to "climb" on top of the bonnet car coming head-on collision. Behind the high rigidity of the structure includes a negative effect on the area to better protect the fuel tank when rear-end collision.

Inside the front seats designed to help protect the neck and chest in case of rear impact. They have an optimized position headrest, the connection area of ??an improved and strengthened framework folder structure that holds the occupant head and chest before leaning against the headrest, which helps prevent whiplash . Standard on all versions of the Mazda CX-7 are lifting front airbags, side and curtain, a brake pedal collapse helps reduce the risk of injury to the leg of the driver, Isofix child safety seat and higher in the back seat and the pillar trim with energy absorbing ribs.

Environmental performance - 95 percent recyclable

Mazda CX-7 facelift reflects the continuing efforts of Mazda to build cars in a way that has less negative impact on the environment. It starts in the Mazda assembly plants in Japan, which became ISO 14001 (environmental management standard) ten years ago - including two-Ujina plant in Hiroshima, where Mazda CX-7 is assembled. Mazda also uses a unique coating system that reduces to three layers of 15 percent CO2 and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint in half.

At the end of his life, the Mazda CX-7 Lift, like all current models of Mazda, is about 80 percent recyclable. The other 20 percent, most plastic, rubber and glass, with name tags ISO standard hardware and can be easily sorted and recycled and recovered. Mazda even recycles damaged materials from end to end again. If parts should be discarded at the end of vehicle life, which hardly contain substances that pollute the environment. No lead is used in tanks lifting Mazda CX-7, the wiring layer and electro-sub, and no hexavalent chromium or cadmium components.
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