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Selected Style FWD 4-Door i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 28 $20,665 $21,700
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 28 $21,414 $22,490
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 25 $24,295 $25,950
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 25 $29,316 $31,335
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 23 $25,880 $27,650
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 23 $30,901 $33,035
4WD 4-Door
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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
$20,665
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$553 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you want the driving experience of a sports sedan but need the versatility of a wagon, the 2010 Mazda CX-7 remains one of the better choices. 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 58.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.7 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.1 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 184.3 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.8 65.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 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 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (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) 16.4 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 P215/70HR17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size T155/90D18 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70HR17 P235/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3924
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7" 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7" 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.4 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 105
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 3500 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 22
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.07
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 -
 
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