If you are looking for a sharp-looking crossover with hybrid power, the new 2023 Mazda CX-7 is the answer. It is a model that will sit on the next-gen platform and it will also use Toyota’s hybrid tech. Moreover, the CX-7 crossover will slot between CX-5 and CX-9 models. Right now, we have more than enough info about this model. However, its exact engine specs and price are not available yet.
Still, it will be an affordable crossover in our honest opinion. Mazda won’t launch new models until the manufacturer gets the next-gen architecture. This should happen in the coming months and the new CX-7 will go on sale later in 2022. Here’s everything you need to know.
CX-7 Engine Specs
The 2023 Mazda CX-7 will offer a hybrid powertrain option for sure. Greater in size than its factory sibling, which will be built on the small Toyota TNGA-C platform, the Mazda is unlikely to share the Corolla Cross’s powertrains. The 2.5-liter I-4 hybrid system featured in the Toyota Venza, RAV4, and other models appears to be the most likely candidate. It is fairly clear that the new SUV will not use Mazda’s e-Skyactiv-G mild hybrid system.
However, it is possible that it may combine a Skyactiv-G engine with Toyota’s hybrid setup, an idea the firm considered but did not pursue some years ago. Still, we don’t know the engine specs, including its power and fuel efficiency ratings. On the other hand, the CX-7 model will surely deliver around 200 horsepower and closer to 300 lb-ft of torque.
The forthcoming 2023 Mazda CX-7 model is likely to have the same design language as the CX-5 and CX-9 variants. By and large, they all appear identical, with an emphasis on the front end. According to recent sources, the CX-7 will be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture C-Platform.
However, it is unknown if it will retain the boxy form of its predecessor or offer more sharper edges. By the way, the brand’s KODO design language will undoubtedly be there, although its degree of differentiation from the CX-5 and CX-9 models is still a mystery.
The approaching 2023 Mazda CX-7 won’t offer anything brand-new in terms of interior design. By and large, we do not anticipate any substantial modifications in comparison to other brand’s models. Of course, Mazda will continue to invest in high-quality materials and strive to maintain a competitive edge in the segment.
The configuration is likely to stay unchanged, with space for three people in the rear and a central foldable armrest. Standard features should be comparable to those found in the CX-9. Thus, a 10.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker audio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all expected. Additionally, the manufacturer might include more driver assistance features to make this SUV more appealing.
2023 Mazda CX-7 Release Date and Price
The price of the upcoming 2023 Mazda CX-7 will start at around $30,000. This is not official yet, but we know that this crossover will hit the dealerships later in 2022. Mazda will reveal more details in the coming months.