Only One Tire Available for My Mazda CX-7?

Many drivers of some Mazda CX-7 models will find that their Original Equipment 215/70R17 tires only have one replacement option when the time comes for a new set -- the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400. When you search by size, you'll also see there's a winter tire option available with Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V1. While these two choices will cover any season for most drivers, some customers will find themselves wanting more options. 

An alternate size for the Mazda CX-7 is 225/65R17. This size is a little wider and just a little shorter, but it's less than 1/2" change on both width and height. Therefore, it will fit on the Original Equipment 17x7" wheel.

The 225/65R17 gives you many more options than 215/70R17, and the following all-season options are worth considering.

Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Firestone Destination
LE 2

Shop by size to view all options available in the 225/65R17 size.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by Noel

In earlier post you recommend 235/65/17 as the recommend alternative size to use for Mazda CX-7. Is the 225/65/17 now the new recommend size or will both be good alternatives?
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Turk Turkleton

Both of those sizes will work great for the CX-7!
Monday, September 28, 2015 by Valerie

Can you explain the difference between those two sizes (225 verse 235) and which is the better option? Do I need to look at anything else other than size of tire when changing the size on the CX-7?
Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Turk Turkleton

As mentioned in the article, the 225/65-17 is a little wider and just a little shorter than the 215/70-17. If you give us a call, we will be happy to discuss any other specifications of the tires you need!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by Shelly

Why when I try to see the tires you suggest does it say not available for my car? Is someone going to put them on if they aren't the right tire for the car?
Friday, May 12, 2017 by Turk Turkleton

Hello Shelly,

If your original tire size was 215/70-17, then the 225/65-17 will work on your vehicle just fine. The website may just be saying that because it is not the original equipment size. You should not have a problem having 225/65-17 tires installed on the CX-7. Just because they're not the exact OEM tire does not necessarily mean they aren't the right tire for the car.
Friday, March 9, 2018 by Stavon

I really appreciate all the feedback here and thanks I don't need to ask any?s

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