The 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV is a spacious three-row vehicle that can accommodate up to eight passengers. Buyers can choose from Preferred, Premium, and Premium Plus trims, which all have Mazda’s inaugural plug-in hybrid powertrain. Combining a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with a 68-kW electric motor and a high-capacity 17.8-kWh battery, this cutting-edge system produces a commendable 323 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque with premium fuel (as recommended by Mazda). An eight-speed automatic transmission activates the rear-biased all-wheel drivetrain, allowing the properly equipped 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV to tow as much as 3,500 pounds.
Charging the 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV is an efficient and quick process. Using the basic 120V Level 1 charger, the battery reaches a 20 to 80 percent charge in just over 6.5 hours. Go with the 240V Level 2 charger, though, and it will take a mere 1.5 hours. As for driving range, the 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV can travel 26 miles per charge, which corresponds to 56 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent). When the electricity is spent, the combustion engine will kick in and achieve 25 mpg. The total gas/electric range of the 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV is estimated at around 490 miles.
With the base Preferred, you’ll experience the refinement of a power liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and proximity keyless entry. Supple leather upholstery graces the first and second rows, while heated front seats provide an additional layer of luxury. Manual second-row sunshades and versatile 60/40-split folding second- and third-row seats are issued as well. Some of this newly introduced model’s other standard features are rear privacy glass, roof rails, push-button start, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a 12V power outlet, six USB-C ports (two in each row), LED lights, illuminated vanity mirrors, 19-inch wheels, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The driver’s comfort level rises thanks to a power-adjustable seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Step up to the Premium and you’ll also get a hands-free liftgate, a streamlined shark-fin antenna, 21-inch wheels, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, second-row captain’s chairs (resulting in a seven-passenger configuration), a head-up display, and a wireless phone charge pad. The apex of the lineup, the Premium Plus, enhances the experience with a windshield wiper de-icer, power-folding exterior mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, front seatback pockets, two additional second-row USB-C ports, first- and second-row Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
The 2024 Mazda CX-90 PHEV welcomes a comprehensive suite of advanced driver assistance technologies on every trim. The Preferred is equipped with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, driver attention alert, and safe exit warning. The Premium and Premium Plus add traffic sign recognition, blind-spot assist, emergency lane keeping with road-keep assist and head-on traffic avoidance, speed limit assist, front and rear parking sensors, and a secondary collision reduction system. A surround-view camera, front cross-traffic alert, and reverse automatic braking are included on just the Premium Plus.
The infotainment experience in the Preferred centers around a 10.25-inch touchscreen with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, and an eight-speaker sound system. The Premium advances this by upgrading to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and adding navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system. The Premium Plus moves up to a 12.3-inch touchscreen.