That said, it could be argued that for what the CX-7 does, it's not very fuel-efficient. Mazda's own Mazda5 compact minivan has more passenger space than the CX-7 and is more fuel-efficient. Some of us think it handles better, too.
In base 'i' form 2011 Mazda CX-7 has fuel economy ratings, at an EPA 20 mpg city, 28 highway, that won't raise any eyebrows; as such, it gets fuel economy that's about on par with most V-6 mid-size sedans, with slightly more versatile packaging. Fuel economy for the turbo, as low as 17/21, isn't nearly as good, though.