2024 Mazda CX-90: Powertrains, Trim Levels, Seating … – Automoblog

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The 2024 Mazda CX-90 debuted in early 2023 as the Japanese automaker’s flagship three-row SUV. We’re still not convinced by the CX-90’s styling cues, but it rides on an all-new, rear-biased platform with a stretched wheelbase to deliver more room while reputedly remaining a blast to drive (as all Mazdas usually are).
Mazda has announced the MSRP figures for the CX-90 seven-seat crossover. It will arrive in the spring of 2023 in no less than 11 trim models.
We first reported that the CX-90 would arrive with a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid powertrain. As it turns out, there’ll be two CX-90 hybrid variants. The CX-90 3.3 Turbo has a 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-six gas engine and a 48-volt M-Hybrid boost system. It pumps out 280 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. of torque on regular unleaded fuel while returning an EPA-estimated 24 city, 28 highway, and 25 combined.
Meanwhile, the CX-90 3.3 Turbo S has a highly-tuned 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-six and M-Hybrid boost. As a result, Mazda claims up to 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque on a steady diet of premium fuel. Those numbers spell trouble for competitors like the new Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot. The former has ditched its potent V6 in favor of a gutsy 265-horsepower turbo four-pot, while the Honda’s V6 has less power and torque than the Mazda’s hybrid. Moreover, the CX-90 3.3 Turbo S returns 23 in the city, 28 on the highway, and 25 combined.
The CX-90 PHEV has a smaller naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine, a 48-volt e-Skyactiv plug-in hybrid electric motor, and a 17.9 kWh battery pack. Together, the system churns out 323 horsepower, 369 lb-ft. of torque, and all-electric driving capabilities, although Mazda has yet to announce how fast and how long.
All CX-90s have an eight-speed automatic gearbox and i-Activ all-wheel drive. Helping the fun-to-drive cause is the automaker’s Kinematic Posture Control system (software that eliminates body lift through corners, first seen in the MX-5 Miata) and Intelligent Drive Select driving modes.
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 will arrive at dealerships in 11 trim variants, which seems bewildering and unusually high. Nonetheless, below is a summary of each trim and the appropriate equipment and pricing information. Note that the MSRP figures include the $1,375 destination charge. Our free and easy search tools* will show which dealerships have the best deals on a CX-90 in your area.
The Mazda CX-90 3.3 Turbo is available in five distinct trim models: Select, Preferred, Preferred Plus, Turbo Premium, and Turbo Premium Plus.
The base Mazda CX-90 3.3 Turbo Select starts at $40,970. It offers seating for up to eight, leatherette upholstery, paddle shifters, a cowhide tiller, automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, and an eight-way power driver’s seat. Furthermore, it has a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, an eight-speaker audio system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
It may be the entry-level Mazda CX-90, but the Select has premium embellishments like 19-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, roof rails, automatic on/off LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, black exterior trim, and a black-finish honeycomb front grille.
The 3.3 Turbo Preferred starts at $44,820. It’s available in a seven-seat configuration with second-row captain’s chairs and a bench seat for the third row. It has all the standard features from the base Turbo Select trim. Still, it gains a power moonroof, black or greige cowhide upholstery, heated front seats, a power passenger seat, six USB-C charging points, and retractable second-row window shades.
The 3.3 Turbo Preferred Plus adds new Mi-Drive driving modes (Sport, Off-Road, and Towing), a heads-up display, wireless smartphone connectivity, and a 5,000-lbs. max towing capacity when properly equipped. The Preferred Plus has a $47,275 starting MSRP.
The 3.3 Turbo Premium starts at $50,275. It has a seven-seat cabin with second-row captain’s chairs, 21-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free liftgate, and chrome exterior trim. Other upgrades include a 12-speaker Bose audio system, driver seat memory settings, ambient lighting, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
The 3.3 Turbo Premium Plus starts at $51,650. It offers black or white Nappa leather upholstery, a heated tiller, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, touch controls for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto-dimming door mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer, among many others.
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 3.3 Turbo S is available in three trim variants: Turbo S, Turbo S Premium, and Turbo S Premium Plus.
The base CX-90 3.3 Turbo S starts at $53,125 and will go on sale in two configurations: a seven-seater with second-row bench seats and a two-seat third row or a six-seater with second-row captain’s chairs. Moreover, it has 21-inch machine-finish alloy wheels, adaptive front lights, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, body-color wheel arches, and standard features from the Turbo Premium Plus trim.
The 3.3 Turbo S Premium starts at $57,825. Unique to this trim is a “Driver Personalization System” that recognizes the driver using facial scanning and memorizes the desired vehicle settings. In addition, the Turbo S Premium has six seats with captain’s chairs for the second row. Standard features include black or white Nappa leather, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with memory settings, automatic folding and dimming side mirrors, and more.
The Mazda CX-90 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus starts at $61,325. For the money, it has second-row captain’s chairs, front and second-row ventilated seats, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, suede interior trim, maple wood trim, a two-tone leather steering wheel, and upgraded ambient lighting.
The Mazda CX-90 PHEV will arrive in three available packages: Preferred, Premium, and Premium Plus.
The base CX-90 PHEV Preferred starts at $48,820. It has an EV drive mode from its Mi-Drive selector that enables it to run on purely electric power. Furthermore, it offers an eight or seven-seat cabin while mirroring the standard features of the Turbo Preferred trim.
The Mazda CX-90 PHEV Premium starts at $54,275 and is available with a seven-seat cabin. It also gains a towing drive mode that unlocks a 3,500-lbs. max towing capacity. The standard features include a 12-speaker Bose audio system, wireless smartphone charging, a power sunroof, 21-inch wheels, and more.
The range-topping Mazda CX-90 PHEV is the Premium Plus. It starts at $58,325, has black or white Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and heated second-row seats.
The CX-90 Hybrid and PHEV come with i-Activesense. The package includes smart city brake support, blind-spot monitoring, radar cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, rear seat alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. More advanced safety features are available across higher trim variants like front and rear parking sensors, turn-across traffic braking, 360-degree monitoring, and front cross-traffic alert, to mention a few.
Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog feature columnist and an expert in sports and performance cars. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his younger years and is still very much smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also likes fried chicken, music, and herbal medicine.
Photos & Source: Mazda North American Operations.
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