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6.0
/ 10
On Safety
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$20,921
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$21,990
On Safety
The 2011 Mazda CX-7 has all the safety equipment that's to be expected in a crossover vehicle, but a few of its safety scores are potentially cause for concern.
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‘Good,’ frontal offset; ‘good,’ side impact, ‘marginal,’ rear impact; 'marginal,' roof strength
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The 2011 Mazda CX-7 has many of the makings of a safe vehicle—including an extensive set of safety features—though in a few respects its safety ratings are far from top-notch.

All CX-7 models come with electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, front side airbags, and side-curtain airbags that cover both rows.

While the 2011 Mazda CX-7 gets top 'good' ratings for frontal and side impact from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the agency only gives it 'marginal' ratings for rear impact (whiplash-related) and roof strength (rollover-related). Both of those ratings are worrisome.

The federal government hasn't yet rated the CX-7 with its tougher new system introduced for 2011, but under the previous test method it did also get top (five-star) scores in frontal and side impact.

Our editors have found outward visibility to be better in the CX-7 than in many other crossover models, although some shorter drivers still might have issue with rearward vision when parking. An optional blind-spot monitoring system could help drivers with visibility on the highway.

Conclusion

The 2011 Mazda CX-7 has all the safety equipment that's to be expected in a crossover vehicle, but a few of its safety scores are potentially cause for concern.

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