MAZDA CX-7 DIESEL
The diesel CX-7 feels more alert, yet paradoxically, more relaxed, an ideal combination for a crossover. Mazda claims the 170hp, 2.2-liter MZR-CD common-rail turbodiesel-powered CX-7 takes about 11.0 seconds to get to 60 mph.
That’s a second longer than the CX-7i, and 3.3 seconds longer than the Grand Touring. So it’s far from offering the best of both worlds. With 295 lb-ft on tap at just 2000 rpm, the MZR-CD delivers the sort of meaty launch feel American consumers love and this delivers a distinct pause-two-three sensation as it spools up from idle, the diesel delivers use able grunt the moment you squeeze the accelerator pedal.
Standard kit includes a 4.1-inch colour display that provides vital information to the driver including a reversing camera, auto headlamps on/off, climate control air-conditioning, 6-disc in-dash MP3/WMA-compatible CD-player, AUX-in jack for MP3 player, cruise control, leather wrapped gear shift knob and steering wheel, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel and variable intermittent wipers.
The enhancements to the Armada for the new model year include a revised model lineup, which now features three well-equipped models: the Armada SE and two special editions, the Armada Titanium Edition and Armada Platinum Edition.
The new Armada Titanium Edition includes a full array of standard comfort and convenience features, including Nissan Intelligent Key, leather-appointed seating, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, premium Bose audio system with 11 speakers, power-folding 60/40-split 3rd row seat and auto-levelling rear air suspension.
All 2010 Armadas are equipped with a 5.6-litre Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, along with an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission, heavy-duty ladder frame and double-wishbone suspension.