When the Mazda CX-7 was firstly released in 2006, it generated a lot of controversies. After all, and even though the exterior design was good, the engines weren’t enough for a mid-size crossover. In addition, the quality also left a few doubts among most buyers and potential buyers. So, in 2012, Mazda decided to replace this model with the CX-5 in 2012. While it wasn’t a huge success, there are no questions that it was better engineered.
Year after year, Mazda has been trying to show a model that can be between the CX-5 and the CX-9 models. And this is where the 2018 Mazda CX-7 will come in. Even though most of the things that we have been hearing and reading are only rumors, we are starting to believe that the 2018 Mazda CX-7 may be near.
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2018 Mazda CX-7 Release Date
According to most rumors, the 2018 Mazda CX-7 should be debuted at the beginning of 2018, at one of the major auto shows. The later worldwide release should only occur in late 2018.
2018 Mazda CX-7 Price
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Mazda CX-7 should take the space between the CX-5 and the CX-9. So, the price should be somewhere in the middle.
While there are no official prices, most rumors point to a starting price between $31,000 and $35,000.
2018 Mazda CX-7 Redesign and Changes
The exterior design of the 2018 Mazda CX-7 should be very close to all the other crossovers of the brand. The so-called “Kodo” style is seen as one of the most important goals of the car manufacturer.
Without any official images available, it’s kind of difficult to write about the exterior of the 2018 Mazda CX-7. However, most experts tend to agree that the design should include full LED headlights and rear lights, adaptive cruise control sensors, and an electric-powered tailgate.
We also believe that the overall exterior design of the 2018 Mazda CX-7 will be more premium than sport-oriented. There should also be some changes in the hood, ground clearance, and roofline to improve the aerodynamics.
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2018 Mazda CX-7 Specs
According to most rumors, you can expect the 2018 Mazda CX-7 to feature the standard SkyActiv-G enginethat has an incredible performance/efficiency ratio. More specifically, you should be able to see the 2.5-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 184 of horsepower. Another option that should come with higher trim levels is the 2.5-liter turbocharged SkyActiv engine that is capable of producing 250 of horsepower.
It is also possible that Mazda decides to release a hybrid model. However, this should happen right upfront since there should be some delay.
In terms of the transmission, there are also a lot of doubts yet. While some experts are pointing to the 8-speed automatic transmission others think that the 2018 Mazda CX-7 should come with a 6-speed gearbox.
2018 Mazda CX-7 Interior
While there aren’t any spy shots available at the moment, all we can do is to speculate about what the 2018 Mazda CX-7 will feature inside the cabin. However, one thing is for sure – it should be comfortable and spacious. Another thing that we also know is that all passengers will have plenty of room. After all, there is a big gap between the front and rear row.
In regards to the overall look of the interior, we believe that it will share some details with the CX-9 model.
In terms of features, you can expect to find the latest infotainment system, parking sensors, lane departure, more safety for kids, and a rearview camera to mention a few.