Who needs a station wagon like the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports? Well, quite a few Australians do. You’ve got families with children larger than toddler-sized, and lots of gear and shopping in the boot; you’ve got the young and carefree who want a snappy-looking car with enough room to spend the night in the load space (if you fold the seats down); you’ve got the sales representatives who have to juggle the roles of maintaining a corporate image and fitting samples, etc. in the rear. And you’ve got those who want all the luxury items that modern motoring offers for a price tag that isn’t astronomical but economical. Understandably, demand for the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports in Australia is going to be hot?
So, the Mazda CX7 Luxury Sports wagon is, obviously, a station wagon, aka an estate car (the technical classification folks could call the CX-Z Luxury Sports an executive wagon). But apart from having five seats, five doors (i.e. four plus a tailgate) and 60/40 fold-flat seats – shared by all other wagons in Mazda’s CX-7 wagon range – what has the Luxury Sports got to recommend it?
You could say that the looks are one thing that the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports has to recommend it. The body-shape is tailored for aerodynamics and approachability, with a high roofline that promises ample head room for even the tallest occupant, while the twin halogen headlights, complemented by the cheekily tilted front fog lights set in the body-coloured bumper, give an aesthetically pleasing and slightly aristocratic look. The standard metallic paint (standard on the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports) makes an excellent backdrop for just the right amount of chrome trim (on the door handles and tailpipes). And the stunning style of the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports’ exterior are continued on the inside with leather on the gearshift knob and steering wheel as well as the seats, complemented by a Piano Black fascia around the instrument panel.
Chrome and leather are all very well, but my sofa’s got them and it doesn’t go anywhere. A car’s nothing without a motor, so what has the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports got to recommend it in this department. The Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports has a very handy turbocharged 2.3 litre DISI (Direct Injection Spark Ignition) inline-4 DOHC petrol engine that’s ready and waiting to deliver. And what it can deliver is a 175 kW punch when the needle hits 5000 rpm, or 350 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm – just what you need for quick acceleration, hill work or towing. This turbo is coupled to a snappy 6-speed Activematic auto transmission. And, because everybody’s watching the pennies these days, the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports manages to use 11.5 litres per 100 km and meets Euro Stage 4 emissions standards.
And now for the really good bits. The Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports is, after all, a luxury car, so you can be sure that the list of standard features for comfort and entertainment will be extensive. And it is. Bluetooth preparation, air-con, cruise control, lots of cup-holders and pockets, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with three-position memory and lumbar adjustment and heating, a multi-information display unit that works with satellite navigation, and a 6-CD MP3/WMA compatible audio system with steering-wheel mounted controls and nine Bose speakers. And, of course, the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports has got all the other things you’d expect to find in a decent station wagon of today – tie-down hooks in the cargo area and a load cover so you don’t get whacked in the back of the head by a flying can of baked beans when you bang on the brakes.
Speaking of brakes, the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports also delivers the goods in the safety department. The aforementioned brakes are ABS brakes enhanced with EBD and Brake Assist function. The Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports’ wheels are kept firmly where they’re supposed to be with the Dynamic Stability Control package, and if the worst comes to the worst, cabin occupants will be nicely protected by the SRS airbags at the front (driver and front passenger), side (driver and front passenger) and curtain (front and rear).
So what are you waiting for? Isn’t it obvious that the Mazda CX-7 Luxury Sports is the car for you? Be in quick – this one’s bound to be popular.
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