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Mazda just debuted the new CX-90 midsize SUV and the Japanese automaker revealed some surprising facts about the new model. The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is the most powerful Mazda in the brand’s portfolio. Just how powerful is the new 2024 Mazda CX-90 midsize SUV?

How powerful is the 2024 Mazda CX-90?

The Mazda CX-90 has great powertrain options. The midsize SUV can come with an available e-Skyactiv G 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine. It makes 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. That’s a lot of torque for a midsize SUV.

A red 2024 Mazda CX-90 midsize SUV is driving.
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 | Mazda

The new CX-90 also has a plug-in hybrid powertrain option that consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a 17.8 kWh battery. The CX-90 PHEV produces 323 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda CX-9 midsize SUV has a maximum power output of 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

Mazda’s new turbocharged V6 and PHEV powertrain options make the CX-90 a historic model. The Japanese automaker is determined to give its new midsize SUV exciting driving dynamics. In fact, the CX-90 has the potential to be the brand’s sportiest SUV made for the United States ever. That’s a bold statement considering the performance of Mazda CX-5 upper trim levels.

Why is the Mazda CX-90 so powerful?

A red 2023 Mazda CX-90 midsize SUV is parked.
The 2023 Mazda CX-90 | Mazda

SUVs are the most popular vehicles in America thanks to models like the Toyota RAV4. Mazda has the CX-5 to compete in the small SUV segment. It recently added the CX-50 as a slightly larger, wider, and more expensive rugged option for drivers with a taste for adventure.

The CX-9 competes in the midsize SUV segment, but it can’t hold a candle to popular models like the Toyota Highlander and Kia Telluride. The Mazda CX-9 doesn’t top midsize SUV rankings lists from publications like MotorTrend, and Car and Driver. So, rather than scrapping the CX-9 nameplate, Mazda decided to throw another midsize SUV option into the mix and attack rankings from a different angle.

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is so powerful because it’s meant to be more performance-oriented than the CX-9. Mazda is going for the gold, and it has its sights set on the top spot. Watch out Kia and Hyundai. Mazda’s new midsize SUV could dethrone the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade in rankings thanks to its incredible powertrain options. Who doesn’t want a family SUV with extra oomph?

What’s the big deal about the 2024 Mazda CX-90?

The CX-90 is making headlines because it’s so different than anything else in Mazda’s portfolio of vehicles. If the CX-50 is considered as a step up from the CX-5, then we’re in for a real treat if that same logic applies to the CX-90 and CX-9.

Get ready for a family SUV with the driving dynamics of a sports car, and enough cabin and cargo space for long road trips with plenty of passengers. Mazda is clearly trying to shake up the midsize SUV segment, and rivals have every reason to be very afraid.

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