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Trim

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 i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
FWD 4-Door
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70HR17 P235/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3743
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
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
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 Torque @ RPM 161 @ 3500 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-7 Acura RDX
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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