Cars are becoming ever more high-tech when it comes to servicing, and most modern models now have reminders that tell you a visit to the dealer is approaching.

The CX-7 is no exception. What’s different to other cars, though, is that you don’t need pricey electronic software to reset this service reminder – you can control it all from the driver’s Seat and the steering wheel-mounted buttons. I love the way this car treats you like a grown-up, giving you the responsibility, if you want, to reset the reminder, and doesn’t nanny you into doing exactly what it wants.

Mazda CX-7 2.2 diesel 5dr manual
Mileage 13,821
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price £26,515
Model price range £26,515
CO2 (tax) 199g/km (31%)
BIK 20/40% per month £136/£273
Service interval 12,500mls
Insurance group 32
Warranty 3yrs/unltd mls
Boot space (min/max) 455/1348 litres
Engine size/power 2184cc/173hp
Top speed/0-62mph 124mph/11.3secs
Why we’re running it Revised CX-7 now (only)
has a diesel variant
Positive Consumption, interior
space, dealer service
Negative Gearbox problem,
fuel consumption