2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV, All you want to know & watch about it.

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV First Test: Great Power With Compromises

That said, with close to 500 miles of range, your trips to the gas station will be minimal.

001 2023 Mazda CX 90 PHEV front three quarters in motion


For most people, a plug-in hybrid vehicle is the perfect transition as we head into an all-electric future. Typically with a medium-sized battery plus a gas tank, PHEVs can run in all-electric mode for a usable number of miles before the combustion engine kicks in if necessary. The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers almost 500 miles of combined range with 26 miles of electric-only driving, and it might be a good vehicle to consider if you want to avoid trips to the gas station and need space for seven or eight.

We spent a week driving the new CX-90 PHEV, and it’s one of a handful of three-row SUVs that offer this kind of powertrain. We wish its electric range were 40 or 50 miles, but its combined range is decent and will keep you away from visiting gas stations often.

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Is The EV Range Enough?

The 2024 Mazda CX-90’s electric mode’s range is enough for daily errands and many peoples’ commutes, provided they can plug and charge the CX-90 at night and/or at work. During the week that we drove it, we ran local errands and went to the office without having to plug in, and although we enjoyed driving in full EV mode, we ultimately ended up having to use public charging stations to take advantage.

Reminder about all PHEVs: If you don’t plug them in, you’re just carrying around a whole bunch of extra, efficiency-sapping weight. If you need more EV range, the Kia Sorento PHEV delivers a bit more, at 32 miles, although its third row is tighter than the Mazda’s.

The upside of the Mazda’s small, 17.8-kWh battery pack, though, is you won’t spend a lot of time charging it. It took about two and a half hours for the CX-90 to charge from zero to 100 percent using a Level 2 charger with speeds you usually find in a home charger, which is average for the segment. Also on par are the Mazda’s 53/61/56 mpg-e mileage ratings.

025 2023 Mazda CX 90 PHEV engine

It’s The Whole Package

The 2.5-liter engine delivers 189 hp and the electric motor 173 hp; combined, the Mazda offers 323 hp and an eye-popping 369 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to launch it from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds during our instrumented tests, a pretty good number considering its size. In the quarter-mile sprint, the CX-90 crossed the finish line in 14.6 seconds at 95.8 mph. This is Mazda’s second most powerful production powertrain ever, just behind the CX-90 Turbo S engine.

On the streets, the Mazda proved to be quiet, but we noticed some issues with its powertrain. At parking lot speeds, the eight-speed transmission felt jerky when coming to a full stop, and although it wasn’t frequent, it’s something that needs to be addressed in future updates. The CX-90 PHEV defaults to EV mode, so it will feel like an EV right from the start. However, as the battery gets lower or when you press deep into the accelerator, the four-cylinder engine will fire up, creating some lumpy, unrefined behavior. This transition from EV to gas needs improvement.

Like all Mazdas, the CX-90 is tuned to deliver a sporty experience overall, and the PHEV version is no exception. The ride is settled but athletic, and on twisty roads the family SUV feels closer to a car than any other three-row crossover. The steering is also nicely weighted and balanced, and it delivers a good amount of feedback.

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Where The CX-90 Needs To Improve

The CX-90 is the official replacement for the CX-9, and whereas the latter was also sporty and fun to drive, it had some cons that kept it from being among our favorite three-row SUVs, particularly with its tight third row. Getting into and out of the CX-9 was a hassle, and unfortunately Mazda didn’t fully mitigate this issue in the CX-90. The CX-90 is longer than the CX-9, but its third row is also cramped, and ingress and egress are complicated. The CX-90’s swoopy roofline reduces headroom in the third row, and a low hip point puts adults’ knees up by their chins.

It’s a shame Mazda didn’t try to make the CX-90 more family friendly; instead, the automaker focused on delivering the best driving experience. We love that as drivers, but this vehicle lacks the flexibility, practicality, and space to satisfy the entire family.

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It Certainly Has A Nice Interior

Over the past few years, Mazda has strived to move upmarket, and the CX-90 is its latest attempt at doing so. If you step out of a Toyota Highlander or Honda Pilot and into the 2024 Mazda CX-90, you’ll appreciate its richer cabin. The stitching and trim are a step above what you find in other mainstream SUVs. A clean design, quality materials, and an upscale feel are part of the deal, but it does fall shy of true luxury brands like Mercedes or BMW.

The infotainment system can be operated via the touchscreen or a rotary knob, and it was intuitive and did its job. Apple CarPlay connected wirelessly without any issues, and the screen and system as a whole were quick to respond to inputs.

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Is The CX-90 PHEV The Best Three-Row SUV?

The CX-90 looks classy and has nice amenities, but Mazda needs to refine the powertrain to be smoother at low speeds. On the other hand, its combined range and driving dynamics stand out. Ultimately, this three-row crossover is dynamically brilliant but not a stellar package, so taken as a whole it falls short of its competition, which explains its lackluster placement in our recent Big Test of three-row SUVs.

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV Premium Plus Specifications
BASE PRICE $58,325
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 7-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 2.5L direct-injected DOHC 16-valve I-4, plus permanent-magnet electric motor
POWER (SAE NET) 189 hp @ 6,000 rpm (gas), 173 hp (elec); 323 hp (comb)
TORQUE (SAE NET) 192 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm (gas), 199 lb-ft (elec); 369 lb-ft (comb)
TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 5,240 lb (49/51%)
WHEELBASE 122.8 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 200.8 x 78.5 x 68.2 in
0-60 MPH 6.2 sec
QUARTER MILE 14.6 sec @ 95.8 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 114 ft
MT FIGURE EIGHT 27.5 sec @ 0.64 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 24/27/25 mpg; 53/61/56 mpg-e*
EPA RANGE, COMB 26 miles (elec), 490 miles (blended)*
*EPA blended-PHEV (charge-depleting) mode testing, with vehicles set to their default drive and brake-regeneration modes.


2024 Mazda CX-90 Starting at $40,970

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  • HIGHS: Smooth new powertrains, high-end cabin environs, taut handling.
  • LOWS: Confusing lineup of trims and powertrains, some noses may wrinkle at the thought of a $60,000 Mazda, third-row legroom is too snug for adults.
  • VERDICT: The CX-90 builds on the CX-9’s legacy with a genuinely luxurious package, a trio of modern engines and an engaging driving persona.


Mazda’s soon-to-be-discontinued CX-9 crossover has long been a favorite among our staff but the larger and more premium 2024 CX-90 three-row SUV is poised to move the company’s biggest SUV further up the luxury mountain. The CX-90 has debuted with a new turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine, making either 280 or 340 horsepower, as well as a plug-in-hybrid powertrain option.

Mazda’s premium aspirations are on full display here, with range-topping variants of the three-row eight-seater offering more luxury features than the brand’s current crop of SUVs. Its styling is handsome, and the CX-90’s cabin design borrows cues from the smaller CX-50 and MX-30 SUVs. The all-new architecture that the CX-90 is built on is expected to also spawn a two-row SUV named CX-70, which should go on sale shortly after the CX-90.

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What’s New for 2024?

The CX-90 is a new nameplate for the Mazda brand that will replace the CX-9 when it goes on sale in spring 2023 as a 2024 model.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Preferred Plus
Preferred e-Skyactiv PHEV
Premium e-Skyactiv PHEV
Premium Plus
S Premium
Premium Plus e-Skyactiv PHEV
S Premium Plus

We’re most enamored by the new inline-six in its top S tune which pumps out 340 horsepower. The S model also comes well equipped with niceties such as second-row captain’s chairs, a 12-speaker Bose stereo system, interior ambient lighting, 21-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free power liftgate, and more.


Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The CX-90 is the first Mazda to use a new turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine that is augmented by a 48-volt hybrid system. Mazda says the powertrain is good for 280 horsepower in non-S trims and 340 in S trims. An inline-six-cylinder engine is a hallmark of SUVs such as the BMW X5 and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, signaling Mazda’s desire to move its brand even more toward the premium end of the market.

A plug-in-hybrid variant is also offered, using the same 323-hp setup used in the European-market CX-60 SUV, comprised of an inline four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a 17.8-kWh battery pack. All models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and, much like the rest of the Mazda SUV lineup, the CX-90 has all-wheel drive standard. During our initial test drive, we sampled both the plug-in hybrid and the top-spec S model, both of which offered plenty of power for city and highway driving.

The 340-hp inline-six is particularly smooth, but we weren’t satisfied with the lagginess of the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and found it best to let the eight-speed automatic shift for itself. At our test track, the CX-90 with the inline-six hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds but exhibited some unrefined sounds that don’t match the engine’s otherwise smooth-running nature.

The PHEV model surprised us with a rorty exhaust note and when running on electric-only power it scooted the big CX-90 along in traffic without needing to activate the four-cylinder gas engine. Both delivered refined road manners with the athleticism Mazdas are known for.

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Range, Charging, and Battery Life

The plug-in hybrid model comes with a 17.8-kWh battery pack that’s good for and EPA-estimated 26 miles of electric driving per charge. Charging at home on a 120-volt outlet will replenish the battery in a lengthy timeframe, so that’d be best left for overnight charging. But Mazda says just an hour and a half on a 240-volt connection will be enough to charge the battery from 20 to 80 percent full.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA has not released fuel economy estimates for the plug-in hybrid CX-90 model yet, but the inline-six is rated for up to 24 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. On our 75-mph highway fuel economy route, the CX-90 with the inline-six managed a 29-mpg result. The plug-in hybrid powertrain will likely be more efficient and is good for 26 miles of electric driving per charge according to the EPA. For more information about the CX-90’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

To accompany its upscale exterior, Mazda has endowed the CX-90 with a stylish cabin design that features room for up to eight passengers. Opt for the second-row captain’s chairs and the total seating drops to seven. The fabric dashboard upholstery in the high-end models looks striking, and the seats in those trims are also wrapped in soft nappa leather. Base Select trims are less plush but no less handsomely styled. Although leather is standard starting on the Preferred trim, the more upscale and buttery-looking nappa leather upholstery is reserved for Premium Plus trims.

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Infotainment and Connectivity

A 10.3- or larger 12.3-inch infotainment display is nestled into the dashboard and controlled via a click wheel on the CX-90’s center console. Mazda’s latest infotainment interface is easy to navigate and relatively intuitive. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, and we expect that there will be wireless connectivity for both. The CX-90 lower trims feature a 7.0-inch digital gauge display and an eight-speaker stereo system. A larger 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is optional, as is a 12-speaker Bose premium stereo.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

All CX-90s come with a suite of driver-assistance features called i-Activsense which includes automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more. For more information about the CX-90’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring
  • Standard adaptive cruise control


Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Mazda offers an adequate protection plan for buyers of new CX-90s. What it doesn’t offer is something that both the Hyundai Palisade and the Toyota Highlander do: complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance



2024 Mazda CX-90 Turbo S AWD
Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 6-passenger, four-door wagon

Base/As Tested: $53,125/$61,920
Options: Premium Plus package (quilted-leather seats, heated second-row seats, suede interior trim, second-row captain’s chairs with center console, 360-degree camera view, AC power outlet), $8200; Artisan Red paint, $595

turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 200 in3, 3283 cm3
Power: 340 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

8-speed automatic

Suspension, F/R: control arms/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.7-in vented disc/13.8-in vented disc
Tires: Falken Ziex LT60a A/S
275/45R-21 107W M+S

Wheelbase: 122.8 in
Length: 200.8 in
Width: 78.5 in
Height: 68.2 in
Passenger Volume, F/M/R: 57/51/35 ft3
Cargo Volume, behind F/M/R: 75/40/16 ft3
Curb Weight: 4885 lb

60 mph: 6.3 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.7 sec @ 99 mph
100 mph: 15.1 sec
130 mph: 30.4 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.4 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 6.5 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.5 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 130 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 177 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.85 g

Observed: 23 mpg
75-mph Highway Driving: 29 mpg
75-mph Highway Range: 560 mi

Combined/City/Highway: 25/23/28 mpg


2024 Mazda CX-90 Review: Hybrid, AWD, and a Blast to Drive

This is the clear winner for a driving enthusiast in need of a reasonably priced three-row SUV or folks who wish to plug in at night. But are there enough of you out there? Pure consumers may need more spac

2024 Mazda CX-90

In the CX-90, Mazda clearly developed an engaging-to-drive crossover SUV from the ground up. From the platform to the engine layout to the suspension geometry, all of it points sharply in the same direction. As a to-the-marrow driving enthusiast, I love it. I also love that you can enjoy the drive without burning a drop of gasoline — for the first 26 miles of your drive, anyway.

The Japanese brand’s largest and flagship model sold in the U.S. takes a distinct path towards its mainstream competitors. It offers many strengths, including three engine options and improved fuel economy compared to its outgoing predecessor, the CX-9. But less room inside and a higher price tag than many.

Mazda’s invitation to fly to San Francisco and head north toward Napa in the new CX-90 to thoroughly feel it out was easy to accept.

In short: When you have the same basic chassis layout as a BMW M5, the potential for driving enjoyment is quite high. And Mazda tuned the CX-90 very well. That’s true regardless of which powertrain you choose. But families that wish to save a few bucks and maximize space might look elsewhere.


2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Review: Hybrid, AWD, and a Blast to Drive 


  • Dimensions 200.8″ L, 78.5″ W, 68.2″ H; 122.8″ Wheelbase
  • Cargo (seats up/down) 16 cu. ft. / 75 cu. ft.
  • 3.3 Turbo HP/Torque 280/332
  • 3.3 Turbo S HP/Torque 340/369
  • PHEV HP/Torque 323/369
  • Transmission/Driven wheels 8-speed auto, AWD
  • MPG Turbo 24/28/25; Turbo S 23/28/25 City/Highway/Combined
  • PHEV MPG 56/25 (MPGE)


  • Best handling mid-size SUV for its price, by far
  • Nice and informative graphics on the instrument cluster when using the driving assist
  • Well-integrated mild-hybrid systems with I-6, very smooth
  • Very comfortable first and second rows


  • Awkward shifter inside
  • Falls behind competitors in available cargo room with seats folded
  • Base price starts in the $40,000s


Mazda CX-90 Review

At the end of January, we first laid eyes on Mazda’s latest creation — the 2024 CX-90, with swept back, clean lines and a larger footprint than the vehicle it replaces, the CX-9. Stretching 200.8 inches from nose to tail, the CX-90 is 1.4 inches longer than the CX-9. It’s also a smidge taller and wider. But the wheelbase outreaches the CX-9 by 7.5 inches, now spanning 122.8 inches, longer than the latest Toyota Sequoia, let alone competition like the Honda Pilot.

The expansion between the two axles stems from Mazda’s new-for-North America large-vehicle platform, which allowed engineers to push the front wheels right to the corners and elongate the softly arching hood, adding to its elegant silhouette.


CX-90: Under the Hood

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV

Another first lies under the hood. Mazda’s very first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV, is one of three choices. It consists of a 2.5L inline-four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor that combines to deliver 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor sources energy from a 17.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Despite weighing 5,243 pounds, that’s enough juice to travel 26 miles on electricity alone.

And you choose when and how to spend those 26 miles. In the PHEV, you can drive it as an EV, a hybrid, or even ask the engine to charge the battery back up for you as you drive. Standing alone in the mainstream crossover segment, the PHEV manages 56 combined MPGe if you start with a full battery charge and 25 combined MPG once it’s depleted. Nice!

Every engine offered in the Mazda CX-90 is electrified. The other choice is a turbocharged 3.3L inline-six engine with a 48V (technically 44.4V) electric motor to help at low engine speeds, making this option a mild hybrid.

Mazda built a great engine. The inline-six-cylinder is a naturally balanced, smooth operating layout. German makes like Mercedes-Benz and BMW use it quite often for that reason. Moreover, mounting a turbocharger nets high potential for stout power. On the other hand, turbochargers tend to cause a bit of lag, but not here, thanks to an electric motor adding 113 pound-feet of torque at low rpm.

3.3L Engine: Split Duty

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3.3 Turbo S under the hood of the 2024 Mazda CX-90; (photo/Robin Warner)

In the case of the CX-90, Mazda took the inline-six in two different directions. With the same hardware, different engine tunes give two distinct power figures. Mazda calls the base engine 3.3 Turbo, logically enough. Tuned to run on regular fuel, it produces 280 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 332 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.

A second tune of the 3.3L maximizes the potential of premium fuel and turns up the turbo boost a bit. Called 3.3 Turbo S, it delivers 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque at the same engine speeds. Making it the most powerful production engine Mazda has built and a potent piece of motivation for this flagship crossover utility.

Before power gets to all four wheels, all three engines mount to an also-new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces an energy-sapping torque converter for a wet-clutch setup. Forgoing the smoothness of a torque converter works here because the electric motors help get the CX-90 moving. As a driver, I felt nothing different. That’s a clever way to improve fuel economy figures.

And fuel economy figures impress here. You get 24 mpg in the city with the 3.3 Turbo engine and 23 mpg in the city with the 3.3 Turbo S. Both manage 28 mpg on the highway and 25 combined. That beats the outgoing CX-9’s 20/26/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) despite CX-90’s bigger size and heavier weight. That also outperforms the Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot.


2024 CX-90: Anyway You Want It … for a Price

2024 Mazda CX-90

Across the two different powertrains and three power outputs, Mazda created 11 different variants of the CX-90. The base 3.3 Turbo engine offers five trim levels: Select, Preferred, Preferred Plus, Premium, and Premium Plus. The Select starts at $40,970 and offers two three-seat benches to seat eight. Standard equipment includes a 10.25-inch center console touchscreen, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, three-zone climate control, and a plethora of cupholders and USB ports.

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV

Both the price and equipment offered quickly rise from there. By the time you get to the 3.3 Turbo Premium Plus, $54,325 needs to leave your bank account. For that price, you get a 12.25-inch center console touchscreen with wireless smartphone connectivity, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, heated and ventilated seats up front, and heated second-row captain’s chairs.

Opting for the PHEV powertrain costs at least $48,820, with three trims available, topping out at $58,325.

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV

If you want maximum power, the 3.3 Turbo S starts at $53,125 and climbs all the way to $61,325 for the top-of-the-line, Premium Plus trim level. Luxuries inside that trim include all those above, plus heated and ventilated seats for both the first and second row and a wider two-passenger bench for the third row. Not to mention Nappa leather upholstery and a genuinely premium crossover feel inside. Considering its multi-thousand-dollar premium over its mainstream competitors, it had better!


Mazda CX-90: Space Inside

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV

The larger footprint also merits more space inside, but not by a huge margin. Where the CX-9 offered 135 cubic feet of space for passengers, the CX-90 expands to 142 cubic feet. Roomy by many measures, but smaller than both the Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot, the latter by 16 cubic feet.

And cargo space suffers more. With the second and third rows folded, the CX-90 offers a reasonable 75 cubic feet of space. But the Nissan Pathfinder tops 80 cubic feet, and the Honda Pilot swallows over 110 cubic feet.

That’s a disadvantage of the platform layout Mazda used: a longitudinally mounted engine with a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. It’s simply not as space efficient as mounting the engine transversely and relying more heavily on the front axle. But there’s also an extremely important advantage.


Time for a Drive: 2024 Mazda CX-90

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Mazda offered up the Premium Plus versions of both its PHEV and 3.3 Turbo S powertrains for me to test. First, while you get less space than Honda and Nissan, you don’t feel it. Much of the space lost is behind the third row. And the Mazda is plenty wide to provide good amounts of shoulder and hip room.

But you definitely do feel the road. Mazda clearly built this chassis with the driver in mind from the ground up. Steering feel approaches Porsche levels here, as does a sense of chassis behavior coming through your backside.

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV
2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV driver’s perspective; (photo/Robin Warner)

Even with monsoon-like conditions in Northern California, the CX-90 went through several miles of curvy wine country roads in stride. At the first turn of the wheel, the CX-90 bends into a corner directly and quickly takes a set with minimal body roll and understeer. The double-wishbone front and five-link rear suspension work well together to balance the chassis.

Thanks to the inherently rear-wheel-drive setup, I felt comfortable playing with the throttle to balance the car as I approached any given apex. And equally comfortable to heavily apply throttle at every corner exit. The CX-90 settles on its hind legs and bolts off like a sport sedan. Mazda’s largest crossover even handles quick left-to-right transitions with grace. Good fun.

And that’s true of both the PHEV and 3.3 Turbo S. Both versions took to corners with similar, enjoyable behavior.


Comfortable Cruiser

2024 Mazda CX-90

Of course, life fills a lot of space between apexes to clip and switchbacks to conquer. When it’s time to run errands or commute to work, the CX-90 cruises comfortably. The suspension is firm but not at all harsh. Riding over bumps, heaves, and undulations on the road trouble-free and surefooted.

Mazda also isolated the cabin nicely from outside distractions. I also came away quite impressed with the Honda Pilot in this regard. And I think the Mazda matches, or even beats it slightly in this category. Both road and wind noise stay to a minimum, when cruising on the interstate, both the PHEV and 3.3 Turbo S engines keep quiet too, making it easy to enjoy your company or your media of choice in peace.

By the way, getting up to interstate speeds is easy too. And, again, this is true for both the PHEV and 3.3 Turbo S powerplants. Afterall, they match each other at 369 pound-feet of torque. Both get low-end help from an electric motor, and peak horsepower only differs by 17.

All-wheel drive traction meant even on California’s wet roads, the CX-90 experienced zero wheel slip as you bury the throttle. It just takes off with good initial grunt and a smooth surge toward interstate speeds. You feel constant pull until you lift off the throttle. The only significant difference comes from the tones you hear emitted from the exhaust pipe.

Granted, the 3.3 Turbo S weighs less and wins on power, so it walks away from the PHEV. But seat of the pants feel is remarkably similar considering how remarkably different these powertrains are.

2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Summary

Mazda built a true driver’s crossover in the CX-90. One that proves size doesn’t need to limit fun. Here you have a three-row, two-and-a-half-ton machine with the same chassis layout and suspension geometry as a BMW M5. And while the cornering limits are lower (a lot lower), it feels similar behind the wheel.

2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV
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What’s more, the CX-90 delivers superior fuel economy than its competitors, especially if you go the PHEV route and stay diligent about plugging it in.

Here’s the rub: for more money, you get less space. And maximizing space for the least amount of money is what most families strive to do.

If you love driving, make good money, and have a family, Mazda built the perfect crossover for you. For everyone else, driving is awesome, and so is saving fuel. That should at least merit a close look at the CX-90.

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