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2007 Mazda CX-7

Midsize SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2012
G
G
M
2011
G
G
M
M
2010
G
G
M
M
2009
G
G
M
M
2008
G
G
M
M
2007
G
G
M
M

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mazda CX-7 was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail/sunvisor hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and sunvisor.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 4wd
Weight 3,920 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length184 in.
Width74 in.
Engine2.3 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0725
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0725
Head
HIC-15448
Peak gs at hard contact86.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.0
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.28
Maximum tibia index - right0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left59
Right62

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mazda CX-7 was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 4wd
Weight 3,924 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length184 in.
Width74 in.
Engine2.3 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0745
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-10.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0745
Head HIC-15128
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.69
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.30
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.6
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)4.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)87
A-P moment (Nm) 30

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0745
Head HIC-15144
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.35
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.3
Combined force (kN)3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)79
A-P moment (Nm) -30

Applies to 2007-12 models

Overall evaluation
M
Curb weight3,896 lbs
Peak force12,592 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.23
Tested vehicle
2010 Mazda CX-7 S Touring 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Grand Touring seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeGrand Touring seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)58
Distance below top of head (mm)48
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.2
Head contact time (ms)103
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)86
Max neck tension (N)787

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