A new 161hp (120kW) naturally aspirated 2.5L engine has been added to the CX-7 range for 2010, and is joined by a number of minor exterior and interior styling updates.
This engine is the same MZR four-cylinder unit found in the Mazda6. It produces its peak power at 6,000rpm and offers maximum torque of 161lb-ft (218Nm) at 3,500rpm. It is available with FWD coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. Continuing as the top engine option is the familiar MZR 2.3L DISI turbocharged mill. Output remains the same: 244hp (182kW) at 5,000rpm and 258lb-ft (350Nm) of torque at 2,500rpm.
Inside, the 2010 CX-7 receives higher quality materials, a new design for the gauges, and a new multifunction information display. The front seats gain a three-position memory function for the driver's seat and a power adjustable recliner for the passenger's seat. A blind spot monitoring system, similar to the one found on the Mazda6 and CX-9, is now available as well. Changes to the exterior include revised front and rear fascias, including a larger five-point grille design.
Final specifications, pricing, trim levels and options will be announced at a later date closer to the vehicle’s launch in the middle of the year.