The CX-7 is a mid-size crossover SUV model from Mazda, the production version of the MX-Crossport concept car. The CX-7 is built in Hiroshima, Japan, starting in early 2006. It is also Mazda's first mid-size SUV since the Navajo was discontinued in 1994. Sales of the CX-7 were mediocre, as it slotted between the sizes of compact and midsize crossovers, so it was not competitive in either category, plus the turbocharged model had poor fuel economy. The 2012 model year was the last year for the CX-7 to make way for the release of the CX-5.
While officially classed as a 'Mid-size crossover SUV', the Mazda CX-7 is considered as a 'Soft-Roader' by automotive sources.