Mazda CX-90 Specifications & Features
Our team has long been fans of Mazda’s current CX-9 crossover, but the larger and more upscale 2024 Mazda CX-90 three-row SUV is ready to push the company’s largest SUV even higher up the luxury mountain. The CX-90 sports a new 3.3-liter inline-six turbocharged engine that produces 280 or 340 horsepower as well as the option of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. With range-topping versions of the three-row eight-seater boasting more opulent amenities than the brand’s current crop of SUVs, Mazda’s premium aspirations are clearly on display here. The CX-90’s cabin design takes design influences from the smaller CX-50 and MX-30 SUVs, and it has attractive aesthetics. The CX-90 is designed on an entirely new architecture, and it is anticipated that the CX-70, a two-row SUV, will follow soon after.
When the CX-90, a new nameplate for the Mazda brand, goes on sale in spring 2023 as a 2024 model, it will replace the CX-9. Mazda has given the CX-90 a chic interior with space for up to eight passengers to go along with its upmarket look. If you choose the captain’s chairs in the second row, there are just seven seats available. The high-end versions’ cloth dashboard upholstery looks remarkable, and the seats in those trims are upholstered in plush Nappa leather.
Mazda CX-90 Engine, Power, Performance & Acceleration
The new 3.3-liter inline-six turbocharged engine in the CX-90, which is complemented by a 48-volt hybrid system, is a first for Mazda. According to Mazda, the engine can produce 340 horsepower in S trims and 280 horsepower in non-S models. SUVs like the BMW X5 and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport are known for their inline-six-cylinder engines, indicating Mazda’s aim to further position its brand at the high end of the market. There is also a plug-in hybrid model available, which uses the same 323 horsepower system as the CX-60 SUV sold in Europe and consists of an inline four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a 17.8 kWh battery pack.
The CX-90 has AWD as standard equipment, just like the rest of the Mazda SUV series, and all models come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. During testing, both the plug-in hybrid and the highest-specified S model provided more than enough power for both city and highway driving. Although the 340-hp inline-six is exceptionally smooth, we felt it was best to let the eight-speed automatic gearbox handle the shifting because we weren’t happy with how sluggish the paddle shifters positioned on the steering wheel moved. The PHEV model caught us off guard with a rorty exhaust noise, and when driven solely on electricity, it moved the large CX-90 through traffic without using the four-cylinder petrol engine. Both vehicles combined the agility that Mazdas are renowned for with sophisticated driving characteristics.
Mazda CX-90 Mileage
|2024 Mazda CX-90 Mileage||City||Highway|
|MX-90||24 mpg||28 mpg|
The inline-six engine is capable of up to 24 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, but the EPA has not yet provided fuel economy numbers for the plug-in hybrid CX-90 model. The EPA estimates that the plug-in hybrid powertrain will be more effective and capable of 26 miles of electric driving on a single charge.
Dimensions & Space
|2024 Mazda CX-90 Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||74–75/40/15–16 ft3|
Integrated into the dashboard, the 10.3 or 12.3-inch infotainment display is operated by a click wheel on the center console of the CX-90. The most recent infotainment system from Mazda is simple to use and rather straightforward. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as standard, and we anticipate that both will support wireless communication. Lower-level CX-90 versions come equipped with an eight-speaker radio system and a 7.0-inch digital gauge display. Both a bigger 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12-speaker Bose premium stereo are options.
|2024 Mazda CX-90 Trims||Price (USD)|
|Preferred e-Skyactiv PHEV||$48,820|
|Premium e-Skyactiv PHEV||$54,275|
|Premium Plus e-Skyactiv PHEV||$58,325|
|S Premium Plus||$61,325|
The new inline-six in its best S tuning, which produces 340 horsepower, has captured our attention the most. The S model also has a lot of luxuries, like a hands-free power liftgate, a 12-speaker Bose music system, interior ambient lighting, 21-inch alloys, a panoramic sunroof, and second-row captain’s seats.
Specifications, Quarter Mile, 0-60 Mph & Top-Speed
|2024 Mazda CX-90 Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||6.0–6.8 sec|
|1/4 Mile||14.4–15.2 sec|