#3: Mazda CX-7
- Bad ratings: rollover-marginal; rear-marginal
- 2011 sales: 35,641
- Price: $22,190
- JD Power Initial Quality: 4/5
Although it will be replaced by the newer CX-5 model next year, the CX-7′s safety record certainly will not be remembered fondly. Despite “good” scores in front and side impact ratings, low grades in rollover and rear-impact measures go against perceptions that the CX-7 is a safe car to drive. Sales rose from about 20,000 in 2009 to 35,641 in 2011. Still, this is down from 2007 when 42,199 CX-7 cars were sold.
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