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15 Awesome Reasons To Buy The 2024 Mazda CX-90

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is among the best SUVs this year and among the coolest family rides of all time. In a segment dominated by the RAV4 and the Kia Telluride, the 2024 CX-90 stands out for its elegant design, turbocharged engine, and standard all-wheel drive. For the 2024 model year, the Mazda CX-90 gets a new CX-90 a new turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine, producing 280 – 340 horsepower. And that’s not all. Mazda also offers a plug-in hybrid version of the CX-90, which delivers a 28-mile electric-only range. The Mazda CX-90 comes with a tech-filled interior, with a 10.3- or 12.3-inch infotainment screen and Smartphone compatibility. As a luxury SUV, the new CX-90 has a premium cabin that carries up to 8 people. Despite its sporty performance, the CX-90’s ride quality is smooth, refined and composed. Available in 8 trim levels, the 2024 CX-90 starts at just under $40K. 

This post gives you 15 best features of the Mazda CX-90. This includes the SUV’s Turbocharged engine performance, the Luxurious interior design, and the numerous Family-friendly SUV options. We also got details on the 2024 Mazda CX-90 pricing and specifications. 

1. Great Gas Mileage

For a six-cylinder SUV, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 delivers exceptional fuel efficiency of 24 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway for the 280 turbo engine. The CX-90’s bigger 340-horsepower turbo S engine delivers a fuel economy of 23 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. 

To achieve the 2024 CX-90’s fuel efficiency, Mazda added a small electric motor that shuts down the engine during coasting and helps during acceleration. 

2. Spacious Interior

Offering three rows of seats, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 accommodates up to eight people. For 2024, the Mazda CX-90 replaced the CX-9 it replaces as the brand’s flagship model. So, the old CX-9 and the new CX-90 are similar in size and dimensions. 

Despite the similarities in size, the CX-90 has a wheelbase that is 7.5 inches than the CX-9. With its increased wheelbase compared to its predecessor, the CX-90 offers ample legroom and headroom. Plus, the flexible seating configurations allow you to adapt the interior to suit your needs. 

3. Luxurious Refinement

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 elevates the driving experience with its luxurious refinement. The SUV’s level of luxury rivals that of the Acura RDX and the Kia Telluride. 

The cabin makes the CX-90 appear like like a $60K luxury. The Premium materials spread perfectly inside the 2024 CX-90, adorning the dashboard to the door panels alike. 

4. Turbocharged Engine

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is powered by a 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-six engine that produces 280 horsepower in lower trims. If that feels underpowered, buyers can also opt for a 2024 CX-90 with 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft output, but only with the S Trim. 

One of the most notable features of the 2024 CX-90’s engine is the 48-volt mild hybrid system, which is a similar technology found in the new Toyota Hilux and countless other new cars. 

With a power output of up to 340 horsepower and a torque of 369 lb-ft, this turbocharged engine gives you great acceleration and dynamic responsiveness on the road. One thing we also admire here is that the new CX-90 is one of the few SUVs that use a strong engine as most competitors offer smaller inline-four engine in those price ranges.  

5. Standard All-Wheel Drive

One of the best features of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 is the all-wheel drive (AWD), which comes standard across all trim levels. That’s right, the 2024 CX-90 can do some light off-roading from time to time. Whether you enjoy exploring the unbeaten path during the winter or the summer, you enjoy enhanced traction and stability, even if it doesn’t have the Jeep Wrangler’s rock-climbing abilities. 

6. Plug-In Hybrid Option

If you plan to save at the pump, opt for the efficient CX-90 Plug-in hybrid. The 2024 CX-90 plug-in hybrid model combines a 17.8-kWh battery pack, an electric motor, and a 2,5-liter four-cylinder. 

Thanks to the electric motor and the four-cylinder engine, the 2024 CX-90 Plug-In Hybrid produces 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. With its plug-in hybrid powertrain, the 2024 CX-90 delivers an estimated 26 miles of all-electric range on a single charge. The CX-90’s eco-friendly option allows drivers to enjoy the best of both worlds: reduced their carbon footprint and the dynamic driving experience that Mazdas are known for. 

The type of system in the 2024 Mazda CX-90 is an e-Skyactiv PHEV powertrain. This system is specifically tuned for the North American market. It produces 323 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel, which is an interesting feat. 

7. Zero to 60 MPH In 6.5 Sec

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 S trim can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. This means the new CX-90 has a quicker acceleration than the Ford Escape’s 6.9 seconds and the new Honda CR-V’s 8.5 seconds. We just want to emphasize that the CX-90 takes on a performance standpoint. 

8. Good Ride Quality with Kinematic Posture Control

Unlike the previous CX-9, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 is built on an all-new large platform with a front-engine, rear-wheel-bias longitudinal layout. Besides allowing for a 7-inch longer wheelbase, the large platform gives the 2024 CX-90 a great balance and composed ride on the road. Also, the newest feature of the 2024 CX-90 is the Kinematic Posture Control. a feature first introduced on the MX-5 sports car. With the Kinematic Posture feature, the CX-90 suppresses body lift on tight corners, enhancing grip and stability. 

9. Advanced 8-Speed Auto

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 comes an eight-speed automatic transmission, which provides swift and responsive shifts. The CX-90’s 8-speed auto substitutes a torque converter for planetary gears and multi-plate clutches. It’s the same system that works with the CX-60’s 280-hp 3.3-litre Skyactiv-G turbocharged engine.

While all trims of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 have an eight-speed automatic transmission, the ride feels more engaging behind the wheel. The ride quality is where you get your money’s worth. 

10. Large Infotainment And Cluster Gauge Screens

The 2024 CX-90 offers two infotainment screen options: a 10.3-inch screen or a larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen. Regardless of the infotainment screen size, all 2024 CX-90 trims get standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This way, you’re always connected everywhere you go. If you ask us, the available connectivity features make the CX-90 an excellent daily driver. 

The 2024 CX-90 also offers two digital gauge cluster options: a 7-inch or a 12.3-inch cluster,, depending on the trim you choose. 

11. Good Cargo Space

The Mazda CX-90 is big. Very big. With the third row up, you get 16 cubic feet of storage volume. Fold them down, and you get 40 total cubic feet. Throw down the second row, and you get an incredible 75 cubic feet of cargo volume, more than enough for most hauling needs.

12. Stylish Exterior Design

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 boasts a stylish exterior design that seamlessly blends elegance with athleticism. The SUV features fluid lines and sculpted contours that create a sense of dynamic motion. 

It also features Mazda’s iconic signature front grille, with sleek LED headlights, and chrome accents at the front. 

The 2024 CX-90 has a sporty rear end, featuring a sleek roof spoiler and dual exhaust outlets. Additionally, the CX-90 rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, which boost its profile appearance. 

13. Versatile Seating Arrangements

Thanks to its versatile seats, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 is perfect for families. Unlike some three-row SUVs, the CX-90 provides ample space in all three rows. All seats provide enough headroom and legroom to accomodate adults comfortably. With seating options for six to eight passengers across different trim levels, the CX-90 provides lots of flexibility.

14. Impressive Safety Features

All Mazda CX-90 models across the 2024 lineup come standard with the i-Activsense suite of safety systems. This safety suite includes features such as the blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and an automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. 

15. Premium Audio System

Unlike the rest of the models, the 2024 CX-90 S trim gets a standard 12-speaker Bose speaker system. As far as listening experience goes, the Bose audio system satisfies every audiophile. If you love listening to music on the go (who doesn’t), then you’ll love the S trim. 

Wilfred Nkhwazi
Wilfred Nkhwazi
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