Say Goodbye to the Mazda CX-7 and Hello to the CX-5

Mazda’s newest crossover, the 2013 CX-5 is set to arrive in U.S. showrooms , but fans of the CX-7 crossover will be disappointed that Mazda has decided to kill the CX-7 after the 2012 model year.

The CX-7 is be replaced by the CX-5, since the CX-5 is roomier and more fuel efficient. Mazda claims that the CX-5 will get up to 35 mpg on the highway, while the CX-7 only manages up to 26 mpg. Sales of the CX-7 are also another reason why Mazda has decided to say goodbye to the CX-7. Mazda only moved just over 5k CX-7s in the first two months of this year, while Honda sold almost 44k CR-Vs.

The 2013 CX-5 has a starting price at $20,695 and is powered by a a Skyactiv 2.0L engine with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft.


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