Compare 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Mazda CX-7
2012 Honda CR-V
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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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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,555
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,190
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
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 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.7 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.6 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 X 1.1 11.8 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70HR17 P215/70SR16
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 3305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 185 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 3500 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.03
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-7 Honda CR-V
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
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
--
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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