Private buyers might be quite encouraged by the 37.7mpg average fuel consumption, but business users are likely to look elsewhere, given that CO2 emissions of 199g/km push the CX-7 into the 30% company car tax bracket
Mazda CX-7 4x4 quality & reliability
Mazda reliability is legendary, so you shouldn't need to worry about the CX-7's long-term durability. The car appears well made, too, although some of the trim plastics - notably on the rear doors - won't have European prestige-car makers going green with envy.
Mazda CX-7 4x4 safety & security
Stability control and an electronically variable four-wheel-drive system should keep you out of trouble; six airbags will protect you if they don't prove to be enough. Remote locking, with a keyless entry option, are the first line of defence against thieves, and there's a mandatory immobiliser to prevent drive-away.