Mazda CX-7 is a mid-size crossover SUV which has first entered the showrooms in 2006 and it was based on the MX-Crossport concept vehicle. Its production has been stopped back in 2012 and meanwhile, it has been updated in 2010. It has gotten revised front and rear fascias and the cabin has been mildly restyled also. After that, the Company introduced the CX-5 model. However, the CX-5 has recently entered the next generation and the carmaker has redesigned the larger CX-9 model, so we could think that they might bring back the CX-7. Latest rumors have also confirmed it, so if it appears to be the truth, the SUV market will be expanded for the newest 2019 Mazda CX-7.
The 2019 Mazda CX-7 is expected to improve all the weak spots of the previous version. Its exterior styling has never been its downside since the Mazda manufacturer is known for its attractive and handsome models. However, the interior should be roomier and more comfortable than before. As well, it could also get some more advanced infotainment and safety features. Under the hood, there shouldn’t be any surprises and it will probably be fitted with the same engines as the CX-5 model.
2019 Mazda CX-7 engines and performances
Like we have just mentioned, the 2019 Mazda CX-7 should be powered by the same engine used in the Mazda CX-5. So, the one option will probably be a 2.5-liter inline-4 which has the output of 187 horses and 185 pound-feet of torque. The next could be a diesel variant and it is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel which is able to deliver 180 horsepower. As well, we might also see a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine which powers the CX-9 and it can produce up to 250 horsepower.
All the engines will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive will be standard while the all-wheel drive will be optional.
Design of exterior and interior
Although it is not officially confirmed and all the information is based on the rumors, it is believed that the 2019 Mazda CX-7 should be underpinned with the revised version of the same platform used in the CX-5. As well, its exterior styling should be inspired by the Mazda’s Koeru concept. It will look very similar to the CX-5 but only slightly larger. The front end will feature the brand’s well-known design of the grille and a pair of slim headlamps. The same taillights seen on the CX-5 and a sporty bumper will dominate the rear fascia.
The same styling of the CX-5 should be transferred into the cabin of the 2019 Mazda CX-7. It should get the same design of the seats which are comfortable and covered in cloth in the entry-level model. However, the higher trims will get quality leather upholstery. The dashboard will be fitted with a large touchscreen with the latest infotainment system. Some of the optional equipment will include heated and power seats, leather upholstery, larger wheels etc. The safety will include forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and so on.
Release date and price
For now, the arrival of the 2019 Mazda CX-7 is not yet confirmed. The pricing is also not available but we assume that it could start at roughly $20,000.