Hesitation at low revs, ride, road noise, rear seat, radio controls, premium fuel.
The CX-7 has agile and secure handling, with good steering, but the ride is fairly stiff, and road noise is pronounced. The turbocharged, four-cylinder engine delivers ample midrange power but there is some initial lag at low revs. Its fuel economy of 18 mpg overall is not particularly good. Despite some cheap touches, the interior is well put together. The firm front seats are supportive, but the low rear seat is not very roomy. A nonturbo, front-wheel-drive version is also available. Reliability has been above average, but the CX-7 scores too low to be recommended.
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