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

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Mazda CX-7
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
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AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,098
$32,066
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,595
$33,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 98.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 184.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 29.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 - TBD -
Brakes
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 244 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.14
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.55
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Mazda CX-7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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