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New Car Preview: 2024 Mazda CX-90

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2024 mazda cx-90

For many years, Mazda has been a go-to brand when it comes to giving automotive enthusiasts mainstream options. Continuing such a tradition deep into the fray of larger crossover utility vehicles, Mazda brings us something rather surprising when you consider the collective of its parts and platform – a new 2024 Mazda CX-90 built on a rear-wheel-drive platform with luxury-like appointments and a sharp-looking design.

With an all-new platform, the Mazda CX-90 brings us an inspiring three-row crossover that excites in many ways starting with two new powertrains for America, a standard 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-6-cylinder with 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque coupled with a mild hybrid system, or a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and electric motor PHEV plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle setup with 323 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with a newly designed 8-speed automatic transmission for the longitudinally oriented rear-wheel-drive bias setup but with both powertrains getting standard all-wheel-drive.

2024 mazda cx-90 side

The new PHEV CX-90 is a surprising introduction as it beats other mainstream three-row crossovers to the punch, such as the forthcoming Toyota Highlander PHEV. The PHEV system in the CX-90 gets its electrical power from a 17.8-kWh battery pack, which we expect will give the CX-90 PHEV an all-electric range of around 30 miles, give or take. We look forward to hearing from Mazda regarding those official numbers, including fuel consumption.

2024 mazda cx-90 rear side

The new 2024 Mazda CX-90 pushes the envelope for being a mainstream stay that touts a luxury theme. Inside there’s a plush cabin that looks to be refined to the level of luxury crossovers. There’s Nappa leather, real wood trim, chrome pieces, two-tone fabrics, and contrast stitching throughout. The front and second-row seats are heated and ventilated, a rear automatic climate zone, and manual side window shades.

2024 mazda cx-90 dashboard

Technology accompanies the new CX-90 featuring a 12.3-inch infotainment center screen, upgraded interior LED lighting, USB-C charge ports in all seating rows, a see-through view 360-degree camera system, and the expected bevy of active safety features through Mazda’s latest i-Activsense packaging.

2024 mazda cx-90 2nd row climage

The Mazda CX-90 will be available in different configurations for seating, where there will be seating for up to 8-passenger with other configurations (6 and 7 passenger) that utilize captain’s chairs. There’s a lot packed into the CX-90, which we believe is one of the most important vehicles for Mazda in decades, and they are punching well above their class in what we see here.

2024 mazda cx-90 infotainment controller

Interestingly, we expected the new CX-90 to be upscale because that’s Mazda’s latest push in encroaching the upmarket, which will work well once the new CX-90 goes on sale Spring 2023 with the expected starting price of around $42,000 and higher trims landing about $60,000.

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