The Mazda CX-7 Sports Crossover has been awarded in the Towcar Awards, selected as 'Editor's Choice' for 2011, being described as "one of the best 4x4 towcars you can buy for sensible money".
Nigel Donnelly, Practical Caravan magazine editor said: "The Mazda CX-7 is a good match for many a mid-range tourer and unlike many cars in its class, it's an engaging drive with precise steering, good brakes and generous standard kit."
"In the best Mazda tradition, our diesel-powered Mazda CX-7 enables us to offer a distinctive vehicle that is very different from the huge line-up of SUV-category vehicles currently available," comments Mazda UK’s Sales Director, Peter Allibon. "Its spirited performance, excellent torque levels and responsive drive combined with everyday practicality make this model perfect for towing or day-to-day driving.
"The CX-7's appearance is heavily orientated towards sportscar styling, while offering excellent driving dynamics, a commanding SUV-style driving position and a strong road presence that conveys Mazda's 'defy convention' brand identity. It's the ultimate expression of 'Zoom-Zoom' driving excitement in a sophisticated Sports Crossover," adds Allibon.
The model in test for the 2011 Towcar Awards was a Mazda CX-7 2.2D Sport Tech, featuring 19 inch alloy wheels and Xenon headlights, with a choice of five exterior colours, priced at £27,580.
The 173PS 2.2 litre turbocharged four cylinder MZR-CD diesel engine produces up to 400Nm of torque with a six speed manual transmission with an 'overdrive' top gear ratio. The Active Torque 4-wheel drive system distributes up to 50% of engine torque to the rear wheels in order to maintain traction. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 37.7mpg, with co2 emissions of 199g/km.
The Mazda CX-7 was scored a four out of five rating for towing, solo driving, buying and owning.
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