Mazda's Sweet Little CX-7

After a promising start, sales of Mazda's attractive CX-7 crossover are falteringlargely because of all the fierce competition

Editor's Rating:

The Good: Curvaceous good looks, sporty handling, classy interior

The Bad: No available V6 engine, no third-row seats, mediocre fuel economy

The Bottom Line: A good-looking crossover vehicle—but comparison shop before buying

Up Front

Crossover vehicles are hot sellers right now. So why is one of the hottest models in the segment—Mazda's curvaceous CX-7—suddenly not doing so well? The answer seems to be that there are now so many excellent crossovers crowding onto the market that shoppers can afford to be far more finicky than they were even six months ago.

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