SUV set goes in style
The new CX-7 has car-like handling and a touch of bling, writes Craig Duff
THIS is one of the more stylish ways to join the SUV set. The CX-7 has been a hit for Mazda for the four years since launch because it marries the high-riding SUV drive with car-like handling and swoopy exterior style with a touch of bling.
It could do with more grunt, but you can’t have everything and the mid-sized Mazda doesn’t have too many shortcomings in the urban jungle.
THE two-wheel drive model kicks in at $33,990, then it’s a $5000 jump to the on-demand allwheel drive of the Classic Sports.
Neither comes with standard Bluetooth — that’s on the Diesel Sports and Luxury Sports models — which shows just how much the wireless technology has invaded our vehicles since the CX-7 launched in 2006.
When $15,000 base-model vehicles have Bluetooth as part of the basic package, there’s no