Mazda CX-7 Vs Honda CR-V

The 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs. the 2012 Honda CR-V

Looking to take the 2012 Mazda CX-7 for a spin around Sarasota? Great! With its versatility, strong performance, and unique aesthetic, the CX-7 is definitely a likable vehicle, but don’t get ahead of yourself. Don’t you want to put it up against another vehicle in its class to better examine just how great it really is? Of course you do. Let’s take a look at how it fairs against the Honda CR-V.

The Match-Up is Close, but the CX-7 Comes Out on Top

Under the hood of this new Mazda vehicle, we find a very capable 2.3L, 4-cylinder that’s able to put out 244 hp. On the other hand, in the Honda CR-V, we find a 2.4L, 4-cylinder that’s only good for 185 hp. That’s an engine that works harder for less output, hurting its efficiency.

In regards to features, the base model CX-7 offers all the things you might expect: full power accessories, air-conditioning, etc, but adds more upscale elements like keyless entry into the mix. Admittedly, the well-equipped CR-V offers some great features too, but when going up a single trim level it lacks the luxury of all-around privacy glass, which the CX-7 has.

Upon stepping foot in both vehicles, you’ll notice right away that the 2012 Mazda CX-7 seems to have a leg up over its competition. Not only is the CX-7’s interior surprisingly stylish, it’s also quite comfortable, as well. The CR-V’s contrary cabin is awkward in its “blocky-ness” and offers too many hard plastics, rendering it okay at best.

Come Visit Cox Mazda Today!

All in all, if we’re being even-handed, the CR-V definitely gives the Mazda a run for its money, but in the grand picture, the CX-7 is the ultimate winner. So, what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2012 CX-7, don’t hesitate to visit Cox Mazda at your earliest convenience! We’re looking forward to helping you with your new car purchase. Our skilled and dedicated staff has helped countless people get behind the wheel of vehicle of their dreams, and our Sarasota-area Mazda dealership wants you to be another one of our happy customers!