The 2024 Mazda CX-90 SUV Establishes Itself as Best in Class for the First Time
Even though this new Mazda SUV hasn’t been on the road for very long, it has made quite an impact already. The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is actually one of the most fuel-efficient midsize SUVs on the market right now. Additionally, the CX-90 comes with a traditional gasoline engine or a plug-in hybrid model, known as the CX-90 PHEV. It might even be the perfect family SUV you haven’t considered yet, especially if fuel economy is a major concern.
How much does the 2024 Mazda CX-90 SUV cost?
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 SUV price starts at $39,595 and goes up to $59,950. There are five different trim levels to choose from and three engine types over those five trim levels. The base CX-90 is the CX-90 3.3 Turbo Select, while the fully loaded CX-90 is the CX-90 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus. All of the trim levels feel a little more luxurious than you might expect from Mazda. The interior uses premium materials, and the seats are highly comfortable, making for a good everyday vehicle.
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Horsepower varies among the trims, but the base model CX-90 3.3 Turbo gets 280 horsepower. Up from there, the CX-90 3.3 Turbo S gets 340 horsepower. Mazda offers the midsize SUV in a plug-in hybrid model with 323 horsepower when using premium fuel. In the area of fuel economy, the CX-90 has surpassed some longtime midsize SUVs on the market.
How efficient is the 2024 Mazda CX-90 SUV?
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is actually one of the most fuel-efficient midsize SUVs on the market right now, according to U.S. News. However, since Mazda offers so many engine choices with the CX-90, not all are at the top of the list. For the CX-90 3.3 Turbo with the turbo-inline six engine and 280 horsepower, you’ll get 24 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
That drops to 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway for the more potent engine with 340 horsepower. However, it is nice that Mazda offers the least expensive models with the most fuel efficiency, so shoppers get the best of both worlds without selecting a higher trim level.
Mazda suggests using premium fuel with the CX-90 3.3 Turbo S and PHEV models to get the most power. With the 3.3 Turbo model, drivers can use regular fuel. This makes for a reasonably priced, brand-new midsize SUV that is also fuel-efficient. All trim levels come with Mazda’s all-wheel drive setup, which adds a lot of value. If you are interested in the PHEV setup, more information about the Mazda SUV’s fuel efficiency is below.
How many miles per gallon does a 2024 Mazda CX-90 hybrid get?
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV gets an estimated 56 MPGe in combined city/highway driving in all-electric mode. While in hybrid mode, the CX-90 PHEV gets around 25 mpg in the city and on the highway. This version uses a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor for 323 horsepower. It also gets 369 pound-feet of torque, which helps move the midsize SUV around town quickly and efficiently. The plug-in hybrid model does have a higher starting price of $47,445, but it could be a good option for those who drive a lot.
As more 2024 model year vehicles hit the dealerships, the CX-90 could be joined by many more midsize SUVs hitting 24 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. However, that is a welcome change for the midsize segment. Some of these SUVs are still only getting 16 mpg city and 19 mpg highway (sorry, Toyota 4Runner).
Check out our comprehensive review of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus for a more in-depth look at this new SUV. Will this Mazda vehicle be on your shortlist this year? Let us know in the comments.