Time to say au revoir to the MAZDA CX-7. Team Mazda Subaru in Caldwell, ID can vouch for the fact that sales were decent. Nonetheless, as MAZDA looks to the future and recognizes that drivers want cars with great fuel efficiency, they need to make adjustments to the line-up. Everything must evolve, right? Enter the MAZDA CX-5, set to replaces CX-7 SUV.
This information was confirmed by Mazda spokeswoman Beverly Braga. Across the pound, the CX-7 will still be available, but 2012 will mark the final year here in the States.
"The CX-7 was launched for model-year 2007 and has seen only modest sales, including 35,641 units last year," research by Cars.com shows. "One of the CX-7's issues was size; at 184.3 inches long, it was too small to be considered a true midsize SUV, and too big to compete in the compact class."1
Instead of trying to make it mold into one of these groups, Mazda is just going to bring in something better.
CX-5's competitive base price ($20,695, excluding $795 destination fee), in addition to a fuel-efficient engine, is allowing Mazda to target new markets. The small SUV is powered by a 155-horsepower four-cylinder, with EPA-estimated 26/32/29 mpg city/highway/combined.