2024 Mazda CX-90 Revealed As GMC Acadia Rival16
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.
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These next models will be there only shot in convincing the public to pay a premium for Mazda products going forward.
I must say I’m impressed with the power figures, as well as the fact that its rwd. Still the interior is lacking in terms of layout imo. I’m also not sure why gm is still making the xt6 / traverse / acadia fwd. Or at least make the acadia and xt6 rwd
Mazda is trying so hard to not be Honda and Toyota, and instead they think they are Acura and Lexus. I’ll reserve my thoughts until I see and drive one of these, but if the CX30 and CX50 along with the CX5 are any indication, the CX90 will be just one more SUV to clog up the roads.
They are correct that this will compete with GMC and Chevy. Not Buick and Cadillac.
Have you driven an XT5 or XT6? Not that they aren’t competent, but these Mazda’s won’t have to try very hard to be better than either of those. This will compete with all 4 GM brands in some ways.
Sydtron: That may be true, not only of the XT5/6, but where this will compete more in the Chevy/GMC side. But this CX90 is coming out all new fresh sheet design. Comparing it to the older XT’s and Chevy/GMC’s isn’t really that fair is it? Let’s see when the new GM counterparts are introduced to see then.
I will say that Mazda has done a great job of going up-scale for those coming in to shop and who don’t live with them for long. The current CX9 Signature has an amazing interior and I prefer it to the Volvo XC90. Where the Mazda CX9 Sig fails is that they still put the cheap non-painted black plastic all around the bottom and wheels, giving it that Toyota/Honda/Nissan/Chevy appearance. If they finished the outside correctly, the current CX9 Sig would be very difficult to beat. And it’s interior has been holding up better over time than the CX5, CX3, CX30.
It competes with what it competes with, and the available XT’s are definitely in the crosshairs for cross-shopping with the CX-90. We can reassess when GM releases next gen XT’s, but until then they are an unknown quantity. GM really needs to bring up the XT interiors – my older ATS used much higher quality materials, had more solid construction, and had better styling (subjective). And why are you comparing the CX-9 for your judgement? Personally I don’t mind the black plastic, the last XT6 loaner I had was painted all the way around and it really made it look like a minivan. Luckily it was crystal white tricoat, so it should hold up well being in sensitive locations.
As a 2014 Acadia owner, if GM doesn’t drop in at least the full-spec L3B and go RWD with the next Traverse/Acadia, I’m gone to the competition.
If they roll those suckers out in Q4 this year with an ageing naturally-aspirated HFV6 and FWD, they’re dead in the water. Koreans are going to eat their lunch with the Telluride and Palisade in that space.
When will the new 2024 revamped Acadia be unveiled and will it be interior wise like the 2015
love the grill – it’s a shame Buick’s current design theme ditched grills in favor of the “shark nose”. Wonder how the shark nose will translate on the next gen Enclave?
I call “Bull” on that one. As an owner of two Mazdas and a Sierra, I can attest to the quality and value of all 3. The Mazdas put our GMC to shame. Materials are commensurate with the price class, or a little better. GM nav systems are pathetic, considering what you pay for the vehicles. It’s a great truck, but not a great value.
There’s no way what the price will be for this but priced around the low $40Ks will give this model a tremendous value. Performance and RWD with this price is hard to beat and will be interesting to see saleswise.