2010 Mazda CX-7 facelift debuts - in Toronto

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  1. PitBull

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    Apparently people were expecting it at the Chicago auto show, going on how (hence the other posts). But apparently Mazda decided to give it to Toronto because we buy more Mazdas, we get new cars sooner than the States does (apparently the new Mazda 3 is set to arrive in Canada in this week, but won't see the States for a couple months), and they wanted to focus on the Miata's 20th anniversary.

    Biggest update - other than the styling refresh - is that the 160hp 2.5L engine making it's rounds in Mazdas replaces it's base engine.

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    I really like these CX-7 and 9 Crossovers.
     
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    I've always thought they had at least 250 HP. 160 HP is not enough for any SUV or crossover. Hell, it's not really enough for the 3.
     
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    Not a fan of the CX-7
     
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    I am pretty sure the current model/previous models only offer the 2.3 turbo. Odd that they are adding the low powered n/a engine to the lineup.
     
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    Opps - sorry. The engine is a new addition. Could be to lower company mileage figures. But most SUVs that size offer a base 4 cylinder engine (if you consider the turbo-4 a V6 equivalent).
     
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    I can't even imagine how slow that would be with the 2.5L. It isn't exactly a lightweight.
     
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    My CRV has 160hp. with the 5 speed its peppy enough. Although more is always better :bigup:
     
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    It also weighs about 700lbs less though
     
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    People are strapped for cash and we haven't forgotten about $4/gal gas... not that big of a shock, really.
     
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    The CX7 is of a decent size and they offer a 4cyl in the Tribute. I am curious if there will be that much of an advantage in fuel economy having a 160hp engine in a 4000lbs SUV.
     
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    The have a 4-cylinder in the Highlander too. Although I think it makes 180hp.
     
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    I'm not sure if that's in the Canadian Highlander tho -- The US gets a 2wd 4Cyl base model.....doesn't it?
     
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    Canada is getting a FWD Highlander this year with the 2.7L I4 that's also being used in the new Venza. 187 hp and 186 lb.ft. (slightly more than in the Venza).
     
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    That's a big 4cyl! Not as big as the Canyon/Colorado, mind you. Is it the same 2.7 as in the Tacoma, just mounted transversely? Those engines are some strong!
     
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    I don't believe so. This is a brand new 2.7L I4 that's being used in the Venza and Highlander. I think the Tacoma has an older design 2.7L I4. It makes considerably less hp but a good amount of torque.
     

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