I live in Michigan and needless to say we have had a pretty harsh winter, but luckily I haven't had to deal with getting stuck in the snow or worrying about weather at all while driving my car. It's plowed through 6-12 inch snow drifts without a problem. The traction control and AWD work great. It's pretty roomy and its a good crossover vehicle for someone like myself who doesn't want something too big.
This car is unbelievably amazing!!! There is nothing that can be said bad about this car!!! The turbocharged engine is a huge plus!!! The ride is simply the best for its classification as SUV!!! Sporty, roomy, quiet, quick, and beautiful!!! Everyone should have a car like this!!!
As I read my fellow CX-7 owner's reviews I get the feeling that many of us purchased this car more due to looks and the ability to boast about having a turbo charged vehicle than anything else. Yes, the styling and presence of this vehicle cannot be denied. Nor can I say that it isn't fun to drive. However, if you are considering this car think about these few things: MPG - it gets at best 20 for me on highway and 17 combined on top of the fact that it needs premium fuel. If you think you are going to get away with less, the dealer will tell you that you can but you lose the whole point of having a turbo charged engine and might as well buy a 6 cylinder something else. Size - the RAV 4 has more cargo space and the CR-V more passenger space. Family use - it is much higher than similar CUV's making it almost impossible for my 3yr old to get in and out of. It suffers from an odd placement, operation or complete absence of buttons - the master window control panel is an all or nothing deal, if the windows are locked, even the driver can't manually open a window. And it also locks out the passenger. There is no master lamp control and no vanity mirror lights. Doors are intended for adults, they are heavy and do not stay open with the force a typical young child would apply. Standard Features - For a vehicle produced in 2008 and not 1998 I would expect it to have MP3 disk playing capabilities (that is $600.00 more for an mp3 changer), an axillary jack and more than one charging outlet. (Hard to decide whether to charge your cell phone or your GPS unit sometimes). Many of these issues are minor but do you really want to deal with them daily for 3-6 years?