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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
FWD 4-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Automatic S 18 24 $22,551 $24,300
FWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $24,958 $26,925
FWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $28,680 $30,990
AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $26,946 $28,875
AWD 4-Door SEL 18 24 $30,668 $32,940
FWD 4-Door Manual S 19 26 $21,455 $23,200
FWD 4-Door SE w/Leather 18 24 $26,193 $28,275
AWD SE w/Leather 18 24 $28,181 $30,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,665
$21,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,700
$23,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$387 / 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 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.7 95.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 184.3 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.8 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 64.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.6 56.1
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 23.8
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 11.25 x 0.47
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 12.30 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70HR17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size T155/90D18 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70HR17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7" 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7" 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.4 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 3500 206 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.86 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-7 Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent McPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 -
 
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