Compare 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs 2012 Acura RDX

2012 Mazda CX-7
2012 Acura RDX
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FWD 4-Door i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,555
$30,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,190
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative. The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 182.5
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 27.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
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)
11.7 X 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 15.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3743
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 3500 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
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 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.54
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Acura RDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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