Compare 2008 Acura RDX vs 2009 Mazda CX-7

2008 Acura RDX
2009 Mazda CX-7
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX 4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
RDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-7 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $26,561 $28,400
CX-7 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $23,950 $25,600
CX-7 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $25,722 $27,500
CX-7 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 23 $24,976 $26,700
CX-7 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $22,365 $23,900
CX-7 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 23 $24,137 $25,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,521
$26,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$28,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$473 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped. The 2009 Mazda CX-7 is a good choice for singles or couples who really want a sport sedan but need a little more versatility.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 101.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 184.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.8 29.9
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)
60.6 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 X 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.6 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 15.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3924 3929
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 9.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI DISI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 244 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Mazda CX-7
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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