Mazda CX-7 was the first mid-size SUV by the Japanese company. However, it lasted only three years on the US market, before CX-5 replaced it. Now, it is time for the return of the new 2019 Mazda CX-7. The vehicle was a topic of headlines in 2016 after the recall of nearly 200,000 units. Potential suspension corrosion caused unstable balance and handling. However, recalls’ issues should be fixed, and the new model will take a position just above its successor.
The new 2019 Mazda CX-7 will be a mix of other vehicles from the same company. There are elements of minivans MPV and Premacy, better known as Mazda5. Headlights and interior will get unique styling. Other parts could seem to be familiar since CX-7 is going to borrow them from siblings. Specs and towing capacity will be better than on CX-5, which replaced it in 2012 because of these ratings.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Engine and Towing Capacity
Under the bonnet of the 2019 Mazda CX-7 is a mysterious drivetrain. Spy shots of the vehicle don’t unveil any details. However, the company will definitely go out with petrol unit to the US market. Buyers in other parts of the world, including the UK and Australia, will get a diesel version. Whatsoever, at this point, we can only guess what kinds of displacements we can expect. The maximum towing capacity of the CX-7 is more predictable since it will be somewhere between capabilities of CX-5 and CX-9. That means the SUV will be able to tow between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds.
The Mazda CX-7 was a very attractive model. However, it wasn’t innovative, and the result was a replacement. Smaller, but more potent CX-5 had to offer much more than the aging mid-size SUV. However, 2019 Mazda CX-7 could turn things around with a hybrid model. The Japanese carmaker is moving that way. In next few years it will electrify some of their models. The crossover could be the one, which would raise the interest for it right from the start of a new life.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Redesign
Back in the days, the Mazda CX-7 was one of the most attractive models in the market. However, after seven years, the company can’t launch the same model. Modifications outside and inside are obligatory. Whatsoever, the carmaker has its unique styling language, which we can notice on the all their recent crossovers. So, there is no doubt that 2019 Mazda CX-7 will be very similar to its siblings.
Interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-7 will be packed with the latest infotainment systems. A 7-inch touchscreen display is standard, and buyers can upgrade it with wider at higher-end trim levels. Cloth upholstery and seats are standard. Mazda CX-7 will again appear in Sport trim, while the top of the class Touring and Grand Touring levels bring a lot of premium features and details. For example, ActivSense safety and Bose audio are part of the most luxurious offer.
2019 Mazda CX-7 Price
The only clue about the price for the 2019 Mazda CX-7 can be the position of the vehicle. Being larger than CX-5 means it will cost more than its sibling. So, CX-7 won’t carry the price tag under $25,000. On the other side, it can’t exceed the MSRP of CX-9, which is around $33,000. Where will Mazda CX-7 settle, we will find out soon after its debut.