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The new 2024 Mazda CX-90 has much to offer, making it an interesting and enticing new SUV. The CX-90 replaces the CX-9 in the Mazda lineup with more size, power, and features. Mazda gives this new three-row SUV two new powertrains: a 3.3-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and a new plug-in hybrid version. The premium qualities are on full display with this new Mazda SUV, adding something better to the midsize three-row SUV market.

Red 2024 Mazda CX-90 driving on a road. This three-row midsize SUV brings a lot to the table.
2024 Mazda CX-90 | Mazda

Does the Mazda CX-90 have two power settings for the 6-cylinder engine?

Mazda CX-90 SUVs without the hybrid powertrain use the 3.3-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. A 48-volt hybrid system augments this engine that makes 280 horsepower in non-S models and 340 horsepower for the S trims. Every CX-90 SUV has an 8-speed automatic transmission, providing smooth shifting on the road.

The PHEV powertrain splits the difference in the 6-cylinder engine power figures. This hybrid powertrain combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor to produce 323 horsepower.

Here are five things that make the 2024 Mazda CX-90 stand out.

1. Sleek and stylish Mazda interior

Mazda stepped into the premium vehicle market with high-class interior features and styling. The CX-90 provides the largest palette for the brand to create an impressive vehicle package. Road and Track tells us this Mazda SUV features a smart cabin layout and high-quality materials throughout the cabin area.

2. Higher trims bring the big screens

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 base models feature a 7-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.3-inch infotainment screen. These screens seem rather small in the 2024 auto market, but higher trims fix this problem. Those higher trims screens that measure 12.3 inches, which is much better.

3. Plenty of cargo space

Some midsize three-row SUVs provide limited cargo space, but not this Mazda SUV. The CX90 has up to 75 cubic feet of storage volume with the two rear rows folded. Behind the second row, drivers can use 40 cubic feet of space, while the 16 cubes behind the third row is enough for some groceries.

4. The second row is as comfortable as the front

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 comes equipped with second-row captain’s chairs with a center console at higher trim levels. This makes the second row useful and comfortable, giving teens and adults a great place to sit and enjoy the ride. The console features cup holders and a storage area for smaller items.

5. The handling is Mazda good

Mazda’s claim to fame is “zoom zoom” which talks more about quick acceleration and amazing handling than actual horsepower figures. The CX-90 is a three-row SUV and the largest vehicle in the Mazda lineup, but that doesn’t prevent it from being active and fun on the road. It might not be a Miata, but it’s still a Mazda.