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Old 10-10-2007, 12:00 PM
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Mazda CX-7

With acronyms abound for sports utility vehicles (SUVs), and car-based SUVs becoming CUVs, the Mazda CX-7 should be a RUV (rocket utility vehicle.)

The CX-7 is really a sporty car with a long, long roof. The front fenders have sports car-like bulges, the windshield is steeply angled, and that long roofline sweeps gracefully.

It's nimble and agile in traffic. The turbo-charged 2.3L four cylinder kicks out 244 spunky horsepower, which gets the four-door to 60 mph in around the 8 second mark. That's only part of the acceleration story.

The turbocharger kicks in a lot of startup boost so the Mazda feels lively off the line. CX-7 starts to fade a bit, however, when approaching the 60 mph mark.

Curves are taken quickly with a fair amount of understeer (the car wants to go straight) and the line around the curve is held tightly with even a hint of eagerness.

Source: [url=http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/newreviews/210696/mazda_cx7.html]AutoExpress[/url]
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