We had a feeling this was coming, though a cat’s right away strictly out of a bag: The Mazda CX-7 is being dropped in a United States.
The not long ago launched 2013 CX-5 will effectively reinstate a CX-7 (as good as a Ford-sourced Tribute), definition there won’t unequivocally be a blank in Mazda’s product lineup. “CX-5 has a clearer rival set, distinct CX-7, which was in a center of dual segments,” explains Mazda product communications dilettante Beverly Braga.
Dimensionally, a CX-5 is somewhat not as big than a CX-7, though essentially boasts some-more load genius as well as altogether interior volume. With a back seats folded, a CX-5 can reason up to 65.4 cubic feet of load (compared to 58.6 cubic feet in a CX-7) as well as has a sum of 103.8 cubic feet of altogether newcomer space (101.7 in CX-7).
What’s more, a CX-5′s nifty latest 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine offers almost improved fuel manage to buy than a bottom 2.5-liter 4 of a CX-7. And whilst we’ll positively skip a potential of a discretionary 2.3-liter turbo 4 of a CX-7 – a chronicle of a indent used in a Mazdaspeed3 – you can simply do though a fuel manage to buy ratings of 18/24 miles per gallon city/highway (or 17/21 when interconnected with all-wheel expostulate – ouch!).
This might be a finish of a highway for a CX-7 in a U.S., though Mazda says which sales of a crossover will still go on in alternative markets. The CX-7 will strictly be phased out during a finish of a 2012 indication year.