Mazda just pulled the sheets on the 2025 Mazda CX-70, debuting a new rival for GM’s midsize, two-row, C1-based crossovers, including the ICE-powered Chevy Blazer and (arguably) the Cadillac XT5. Although Mazda has yet to provide a full rundown on specs, the new 2025 Mazda CX-70 looks to be roughly the same size as the CX-90, albeit with two rows of seating, rather than three. The 2025 Mazda CX-70 also offers the same powertrain options as the CX-90.
“Built on Mazda’s large platform, CX-70 has been engineered from the outset with electrification in mind, with all CX-70 powertrains featuring some form of electrification,” Mazda states. “Customers can choose from an e-SkyActiv G 3.3L Inline 6 Turbo engine with M-Hybrid Boost, or an e-SkyActiv G PHEV, which provides customers with the best of both worlds in performance and efficiency.”
For reference, the turbocharged 3.3L I6 in the 2024 Mazda CX-90 is rated at 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the CX-90’s PHEV powertrain option mates an ICE-based 2.5L four-cylinder with a 17.8-kWh battery and electric motor, the combination of which yields 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity in the CX-70 is expected to be around 5,000 pounds
In terms of exterior design, the 2025 Mazda CX-70 features contrasting black accents, which can be found on the door handles, the grille, and the sideview mirrors, while customers can upgrade to available black metal and machine cut finished 21-inch wheels with a unique, model-specific design. The cabin offers contrasting gray metallic inlays, red Nappa leather seating, and red stitching inspired by the 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5.
The cabin space also features tech like Cruising and Traffic Support driver assistance, Unresponsive Driver Support, and Alexa integration. In terms of cargo room, the CX-70 incorporates remote-folding rear seats, and assuming similar interior room figures as the CX-90, expect around 40 cubic feet behind the second row and 75 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.
Look for the 2025 Mazda CX-70 to go on sale in the Spring.