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All three trim levels can be improved with additional options
[It's] surprising that our Mazda didn't display outside temperature or fuel economy
Car and Driver
frosted plastic taillights that exhibit an expensive air
With three trim levels, all available with either front- or all-wheel drive, and a lengthy standard equipment list, the 2008 Mazda CX-7 will meet most buyers' wants and needs.
The Mazda 2008's base trim is called Sport and starts off, according to Edmunds, with "18-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a six-way power driver seat, cruise control, and a CD player." The midlevel Touring trim "adds leather, an eight-way power driver seat and front seat heaters." The top-of-the-line Grand Touring trim "features xenon headlights, heated exterior mirrors, an upgraded gauge cluster, automatic headlights, automatic climate control and distinct leather upholstery." On this 2008 Mazda, all trims feature "a sporty-three spoke steering wheel and a cabin air filter."
ConsumerGuide lists as standard on the 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport trim in addition to the above: "cruise control, remote keyless entry, variable wipers (front and rear), rear defogger, floormats, theft-deterrent system, rear privacy glass, and a rear spoiler." Touring models also feature "driver seat lumbar support, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a cargo cover." In addition, Grand Touring models are equipped with "an outside temperature indicator and automatic headlights."
Many options exist for the 2008 Mazda CX-7, including "a sunroof and Bose stereo system grouped as a separate package or included in the Technology package which also features a navigation system, keyless ignition and a rear park-assist system with a rearview camera," according to Edmunds, who notes that a popular preferred package on this 2008 Mazda "consists of a cargo net, cargo tray, retracting cargo cover and a rear-bumper step plate." Also optional, according to ConsumerGuide, are "remote engine start, an automatic day/night rearview mirror, and a Class II tow-hitch receiver." Mazda 2008 CX-7s are limited to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Sirius Satellite Radio with a complementary six-month subscription is optional, says Car and Driver, who finds it surprising that their 2008 Mazda CX-7 AWD Touring "didn't display outside temperature or fuel economy." Had they opted for the 2008 Mazda Grand Touring-trimmed CX-7, the temperature display would have been standard.
The base 2008 Mazda CX-7 has plenty of standard features and some high-tech options.