2018 Mazda CX-7: What Rumors say

After the redesign of the three-row CX-9 in 2016 and new
generation of the Mazda CX-5, rumor has emerged that this brand
has more plans for its crossover SUV lineup. Namely, with the
growing demand for the SUV vehicles brands expanding their
offer with the new models. Mazda might do the same and the name
of the rumored model will sound familiar. The new addition to
Mazda’s crossover SUV lineup will allegedly be the 2018 Mazda

The same name was used for Mazda’s vehicle which was
discontinued in 2012 and made the room for the now
super-popular CX-5. With the size that was somewhere between
the compact and mid-size category, not so good fuel economy and
inefficient interior space, the sales of this model were
mediocre. However, the new model promises to solve all its
downsides and be competitive in the SUV market.

2018 Mazda CX-7

2018 Mazda CX-7: Design

What we know about the 2018 Mazda CX-7 is coming from the
unofficial sources and we don’t have an evidence from the
company about this model. Based on the car industry
speculations the new CX-7 would arrive on the stretched version
of the CX-5 platform which has been revised for the new
generation of Mazda’s compact crossover. The CX-5 is among
segment’s smallest examples and the CX-7 should be a more
comfortable offer from the Mazda. It should naturally be
smaller than the CX-9 but we don’t know how much.

On the other hand, the exterior of the model should not the be
the surprise as it will draw an inspiration from Mazda’s Koeru
concept. It should mean that model will adopt brand’s latest
KODO design form which would make this model effective and
elegant in the same time. The model will have slim headlights
and Mazda’s signature grille on its front side. Dynamic body
sculpting will also add to its appearance and sources also
suggesting that this model might get a sportier profile with
the fastback roofline. The rear side should include Koeru
inspired taillights and sporty rear bumper.

Interior, Features:

Inside, the model should mimic the design seen on Mazda’s most
models especially on the newest CX-5 and CX-9. It will get
Mazda’s comfortable seats and cloth upholstery in the base
trim. All models should also have Mazda’s latest infotainment
system with the smartphone compatibility and a top of dash
mounted center screen.

Upgrades will include the leather upholstery, premium sound
system, attractive trim accents larger wheels, power and heated
seats, and so on.

If Mazda will launch this model, it will, of course, get active
safety features like the lane departure warning, blind-spot
monitoring, forward collision warning with automatic emergency
braking, etc. Many brands made much of these features standard
but the current CX-5 offer them in the upper trim level and
that could also be with the new CX-7 as well.

2018 Mazda CX-7

2018 Mazda CX-7: Powertrains

When it comes to the powertrain options, rumors suggesting that
Mazda won’t reinvent the wheel yet it will pick the engine
options from its current parts bin. One option could be a
2.5-liter inline-4 engine which motivates the new CX-5 with 187
hp and torque of 185 pound-feet. The new CX-5 also offers the
diesel engine option and it could be available with the CX-7 as
well. A 2.2-liter turbodiesel could offer more than 180 hp and
healthy torque. However, it would be nice that this model gets
a 2.5-liter turbo engine from the CX-9 which can produce 250

A 6-speed automatic should be mandatory like in Mazda’s other
mentioned models. This smooth transmission system will send
power to the standard front-wheel drive. As an option, the 2018
Mazda CX-7 will offer the four-wheel drive.

2018 Mazda CX-7: Possible Arrival, Price

Mazda hasn’t commented on the rumors about the 2018 Mazda CX-7
so far. According to some sources, we should expect it toward
mid-2018. The price should start in upper 20, 000 range.