The 2024 Mazda CX-90: Everything You Need to Know

Mazda's best car is getting an even better replacement.

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Mazda recently unveiled its newest SUV, the 2024 CX-90. The CX-90 is a three-row SUV that will serve as Mazda’s flagship vehicle.

On paper, it sounds like the Mazda everyone has been waiting for: a CX-9 with more space, power, and fuel economy. It continues Mazda's rethinking of the SUV lineup that started with the new Subaru Outback-rivaling CX-50 crossover. And it should help push the brand even more explicitly into the luxury realm with potential price tags on top end trims eclipsing $60,000.

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The Mazda CX-90 has two variants of a new gas engine

The rest of the Mazda lineup uses variations of the brand’s 2.5-liter inline-four. But in North America, the CX-90 offers an e-Skyactiv G 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-six engine in two variants. The base Turbo model delivers 280 horsepower and 323 lb-ft of torque. The upgrade Turbo S offers 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque when filled with premium 93 octane fuel.

Both variants earn 28 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined EPA ratings. The base model is slightly more efficient, 24 mpg, compared to the Turbo S model's 23 mpg in city driving.

Mazda also offers the CX-90 as a plug-in hybrid

Mazda also sells the CX-90 with a 2.5-liter inline-four plug-in hybrid. That engine delivers 323 horsepower and the same 369 lb-ft of torque as the Turbo S model. Both gas and hybrid engines use a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda has not said how much electric range the PHEV has. They note that it has a 17.8 kWh battery pack, which is only slightly less capacity than the Toyota RAV4 Prime and Volvo XC90 Recharge. It sounds from Mazda’s wording like the electric motor may be tuned to integrate with the gas engine situationally rather than providing the maximum pure electric range.

The Mazda CX-90 is the most expensive Mazda vehicle

The base 3.3 Turbo Select package starts at $39,595 MSRP. That works out to $40,920 factoring in the mandatory destination and handling charge. The cheapest PHEV Preferred trim starts at $47,445 MSRP and the cheapest 3.3 Turbo S model starts at $51,750. The most expensive 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus model begins at $59,950.

How much can the Mazda CX-90 tow?
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The Mazda CX-90 can tow up to 5,000 lbs. Though you'll need the Turbo Preferred Plus trim with accessories or an upgrade to the Turbo S engine.

When will the Mazda CX-90 arrive?

Soon. The CX-90 will be a 2024 model-year vehicle. Mazda expects it to arrive at dealers in Spring 2023.

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