Mazda just unveiled the first-ever Mazda CX-90, introduced as the Japanese automaker’s new flagship three-row crossover. The new 2024 Mazda CX-90 will rival the Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave, although the GMC Acadia is arguably the most-direct rival from the GM camp.
Outside, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 shows off the Japanese automaker’s latest styling language, as laid across larger proportions compared to the current Mazda CX-9. Customers can opt for available chrome trim, as well as available 21-inch diamond-cut wheels with a black metallic finish. The new Artisan Red exterior paint option is offered as well.
Inside, the new Mazda CX-90 is equipped with a three-row seating arrangement for up to eight passengers. Available interior materials include Nappa leather, wood, and tone-one-tone fabrics, while standout tech features include a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and an available See-Through View monitor, plus third-row USB chargers and A/C vents.
As for the power spec, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 is motivated by the all-new e-Skyactiv G turbocharged 3.3L inline six-cylinder gasoline engine, rated at 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the highest horsepower and torque ratings for a Mazda mass-production gasoline engine yet. The six-cylinder incorporates a mild-hybrid system for enhanced efficiency, with an electric motor placed between the engine and transmission.
The crossover is also offered with a plug-in hybrid option, which combos an electric motor, 17.8-kWh battery, and 2.5L four-cylinder engine for upwards of 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains mate to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, and both are equipped as standard with i-Activ all-wheel drive
Under the body, the Mazda CX-90 rides on a new front-engine, rear-wheel-drive-based platform. Handling is enhanced via Mazda’s Kinematic Posture Control technology, a system that initially debuted on the MX-5 Miata and works to reduce body lift when cornering, enhancing grip while maintaining comfort for passengers.
Full pricing information is currently unavailable, but is expected to start around $40,000. Look for it to hit dealers later this year.