Compare 2008 Mazda CX-7 vs 2008 Acura RDX

2008 Mazda CX-7
2008 Acura RDX
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 22 $22,225 $23,750
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $23,811 $25,450
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 22 $23,857 $25,500
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 22 $24,603 $26,300
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $25,442 $27,200
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $26,188 $28,000
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,225
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for single folks or couples who might not prioritize backseat or cargo space but want sport-sedan performance with a lot more utility. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 101.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
184.0 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 X 0.7 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 X 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.2 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3710 3924
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DISI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
244 @ 5000 240 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 1.89
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Acura RDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut MacPherson Strut

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