According to various reports, the famous crossover is coming back as 2019 Mazda CX-7. Although the company didn’t announce any details about the revival of the mid-size crossover, many expect to see this model in near future.
The original version of this crossover was in production for about six years. It originally came in 2006 and production ended in 2012. The company released a new CX-5 the same year, which is a little bit smaller. So, the current Mazda’s lineup consists of the small CX-3, compact CX-5, and a mid-size CX-9. So, the new 2019 CX-7 should stand between two last mentioned. This indicated that the new version will probably be some kind of a stretched version of the current CX-5. There are also some other predictions about the new crossover, but this one sounds most likely. We expect it to arrive somewhere late in the next year.
2019 Mazda CX-7 redesign
There are various reports about the revival of this mid-size crossover. If we look at the company’s lineup, it is obvious that something is missing. However, it is hard to predict how the new model will look like. The current lineup features both compact and mid-size crossover, so the new 2019 Mazda CX-7 should stand somewhere between. The new crossover will most likely be some kind of a stretched version of the current CX-5. So, the new model should be smaller than the original. It will come with the pretty much same design as CX-5 but feature a longer wheelbase and three rows of seats. There is also another prediction about the new model, which suggests that the new 2019 Mazda CX-7 will take the place of the CX-9, which will become a full-size crossover. However, this scenario doesn’t seem very likely, since both CX-5 and CX-9 were redesigned recently.
2019 Mazda CX-7 features
If we take that the new 2019 Mazda CX-7 will stand between current CX-5 and CX-9 models, the new model should be related to the current compact crossover. This means that both models will ride on the same architecture. However, the new model will feature a longer wheelbase. This stretched model will feature three rows of seats. It will follow the brand’s latest design language and feature pretty much the same shape as CX-5.
The interior design should be pretty much the same. We will probably see the identical dashboard, but the new model will probably come with more standard features. Also, there are some reports that suggest new model will feature a more station wagon-like body style. It will come with lower ground clearance and more car-like design, which will make it competitive with models such as Subaru Outback.
2019 Mazda CX-7 engines
The 2019 Mazda CX-7 will feature company’s familiar engines. There will be various SKYACTIVE units in the offer. The base model will probably feature a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit, which is good for about 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque.
We also expect to see a larger and more powerful 2.5-liter engine in the offer. This unit has a max output of 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to transmission, both engines are available with a manual and automatic gearbox.
For some other markets, the new 2019 CX-7 will also come in diesel version. There is a familiar 2.2-liter engine, which has a max power of 173 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This engine also comes with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Mazda CX-7 release date and price
All these details about the new 2019 Mazda CX-7 are unofficial. There is no official confirmation of the new model at the moment. So, although many reports suggest that the new model will come next year, you should take this with big reserve. When it comes to the price, the new model will stand between CX-5 and CX-9 that start at 25.000 and 32.000 dollars, respectively. So the new model should be somewhere in the middle.