The 2024 Mazda CX-90 Is a Shockingly Luxurious Midsize SUV


This is the 2024 Mazda CX-90, a shockingly glamorous midsize SUV. Today I'm examining this Mazda CX-90, and I'll reveal you all the numerous peculiarities and functions. I'm likewise going to get behind the wheel of the Mazda CX-90 and reveal you what it resembles to drive.


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00:00 CARS & BIDS!!!
00:16 THIS …
00:54 Introduction
02:30 Prices
04:01 Exterior Styling
06:40 Luxury Interior
08:08 Interior Drawbacks
10:51 Chauffeur Assist Tech
12:00 More Interior Functions
13:18 2nd Row Seating
15:34 3rd Row Seating
17:19 Freight Area
18:39 Sizing
19:20 Driving Experience
20:30 Steering & Handling
21:18 Pros & Cons
23:49 Last Thoughts
24:19 DougScore

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The 2024 Mazda CX-90 Is a Shockingly Luxurious Midsize SUV

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    1. Because of US emissions laws bigger car = normal gas mileage instead of smaller car with an impossible mpg target

  1. Someone needs to show Doug how to use the infotainment in all new Mazdas. Literally everything he said you couldnt do, you can adjust in the settings. lol.

    1. Also the gear selector is actually electronic despite its appearance and does have rollaway safety. I know this because NYC valet parking lot attendants don’t understand the gear lever and accidentally leave it in D when they drop it off; the car is smart enough to recognize this dangerous condition and applies the e-brake automatically, plus displays a “Shift To Park” message on the speedo.

    2. Also, when he made a big deal about the proximity key not unlocking all 4 doors. I don’t know for certain with modern Mazdas, but on my 2018 Honda, the settings for that kind of stuff is configurable through settings in the entertainment.

    3. ​@Joe Buttawhile I don’t entirely agree, afterall he does review a lot of cars and has a go-to list of things to look through, it’s kinda disappointing considering how many Mazda’s he’s tested with this infotainment system

  2. I must say I love what Mazda has been doing in the last couple years. MX5, the mazda 3 and now the inline six models are just gorgeous in my mind

  3. Awesome review Doug! You can turn on keyless entry for all doors in the settings menu. The gear shifter will automatically go to park if you open the driver’s door, the CX90 will not roll anywhere when the door is open. A rear view mirror camera is available for the CX90, it’s an optional feature. I work at a Mazda dealer, so I do my best stay up to date on all Mazdas.

    1. Can’t confirm, but if its true its shocking that he did not research on those things, especially if he had the car for a whole week

    2. And you can definitely show both nav and audio on the infotainment screen simultaneously…a simple setup option. And of course most will use apple carplay it Android auto anyway.

  4. Better experience than the top of the line regular brands, but still luxurious and has more features than entry level luxury brands. I like Mazda a lot and I’m considering buying a CX-50 if my wife decides she doesn’t want a sedan.

    1. @IceBrew Agreed!! She thinks they look like “bugs” though 🙄 all hatchbacks… Plus she’s used to the size of a 2006 Accord.

    2. The CX-5 Turbo is less expensive than the CX-50 and a better overall vehicle. We loved our 22 Turbo but needed more room and bumped up to the CX-90.

    3. Been driving a CX-50 Turbo for a few months now and I love it. I needed the extra plastic cladding for where I live, but I just love the look of it much more than the CX-5 or even the 90 which is also nice. Upgraded from a mazda 3 base model and it was quite a leap that I am glad I made.

  5. The mechanical shift lever is a benefit, not a drawback. Also, having used the knob and buttons in my wife’s CX-5, I prefer it to the touchscreen. It’s also nice to not have to reach over to the screen, as well as not get fingerprints all over the screen.

    1. I believe it’s electronic because it prevented my from getting out of the car in reverse and had an alert in the digital instrument cluster.

    2. Literally everyone that uses the mazda knob for the infotainment for max 2 weeks is going to like it better than the touch screen, its just the people that havent tried it that say it sucks

    3. @carlitox370literally the only people that think it’s easier are Mazda people who have no other option. Shut up. Touchscreens are way easier.

      Doug literally goes over multiple reasons why the screen not being touchscreen is a huge issue.

    4. @areallytallguy touchscreens have no place in a moving vehicle being driven by a human being. They are a huge distraction. This is Ergonomy 101

    5. @areallytallguy no its not lmao, i had 2 touch screen cars before my mazda, and when i switched i got fully used to it in like a week, and since then i havent gone back, also sometimes when i drive my sisters car that has a touch screen i find it so annoying to be distracted on the road when i want to do anything regarding the screen

  6. Maybe the inline 6 badge is a bit too much, but having a new in house 6 cylinder engine is huge for Mazda. Being a small company, during downsizing and electrifycation, it takes a lot to introduce an engine like this. Love mazda for it, always doing their thing. Also, the car is gorgeous both in and out but I agree a better infotainment would go a long way.

    1. I don’t blame Mazda for pointing out the inline-6. A big deal when everything in its class either has a turbo 4 or an old V6. The I-6 is something only found in a few luxury vehicles.

    2. @Tazwar Hossain , yes, the outgoing CX-9 looked better but then everyone complained it was too tight inside. Mazda can’t win with its rounded design language. Only those that can design a square rear end can look good and have space too but square isn’t Mazda.

    3. I don’t think it’s too much at all. Many makers put ‘V6’ or ‘V8’ badges on cars.

      An ‘Inline6’ badge is basically no different. Just Dougy being Silly. Silly Dougy.

  7. I love the Inline 6 badge personally! I6’s are one of the greatest engine layouts around in terms of smoothness and sound, so I think that’s pretty cool!

    It legitimately got me excited knowing there wasn’t a V6 in there…

    1. The engine is the most interesting thing about this car, but having two badges that literally say “INLINE 6” is kind of tacky imo

  8. One thing I couldn’t disagree with Doug more on, is Mazda’s infotainment dial. Whenever I get into a Mazda or a BMW or Audi or Mercedes, I ALWAYS resort to the center control dial. It truly is safer, and you spend a lot less time looking at the screen to try to find where you want to navigate to on the screen. Just one mans opinion I guess.

    Edit: Mom look I started a revolution for infotainment dials!

    1. Say it louder! Doug isn’t the only journalist who has negative things to say about these systems. They’re switching between different cars all the time and never have the time to build the muscle memoy

    2. I feel the same way. I’ve owned both a 2014 Mazda 3 and a 2016 Mazda CX-5 in the past five years and for me, I’ve already gotten used to the Mazda connect dial

    3. Yup. Control dials work. It isn’t always exactly clear where it’s going to highlight next when I’m using it inside apple carplay, but I’m able to keep a comfortable driving position throughout.

    4. except Apple Carplay is trash with the dial and I’d have to look at the screen anyway to make sure my selection is correct.

  9. If I was in the market for a luxury minibus, I would choose this over rivals simply for the fact that Mazda decided to spend the money where it counts. Technology is overrated because it’s the hot new thing. Interior quality is underrated because normies trash their cars and let their kids wreak havoc. This has a fantastic interior, all the tech features one could realistically need, great powertrain, good driving dynamics for the size, and likely more reliable than most rivals.

    1. The palisade honestly is for the normies I work at the dealer and I can tell you these Hyundais are not treated with respect and the sea of plastic in side them are cheap as hell the aluminum on the bottoms are a sticker it’s a kid car . The cx90 is for the grown ups

  10. Just as an FYI, MOST people don’t really care all that much about all the tech in todays tech heavy cars (According to a number of surveys I’ve seen). I commend Mazda in not having such as tech overwhelming vehicle, but rather a vehicle that focuses on the things that matter to most. Good job Mazda.

    1. Except all the tech downsides could literally just be implemented with a software update, there’s zero reason it isn’t designed better.

    2. I really don’t get the “you can’t do 3 things at once in the screen” thing. Pay attention to the road ffs!

    3. Lol so you’re also going to be commending Mazda for putting timing chains in the back of the engine and having to drop the engine for basically any maintenance that isn’t an oil change?

      This car sucks overall and it’s not just the wonky tech. The engineering is terrible. Watch car care nut’s review.

  11. The inline 6 is a great benefit. Naturally a very balanced and smooth engine, typically a very robust one as well. Also less complex than a v6, the inline 6 is the superior design in my opinion.

    I agree it has a weird badge when most of its buyers won’t know what it means, but It probably brags about that because many cars don’t feature these engines due to “sizing constraints” despite the fact new cars are now massive. Also many cars don’t even have 6 cylinders in the first place anymore. The engine is probably the biggest appeal to this car to me

    1. From an overarching engineering perspective, a V6 makes a ton more sense than an inline-six in most cases. In most sizes (up to 4 liters) they still have more than adequate smoothness; they are lighter and are less detrimental to weight distribution in all directions due to a lower center of gravity and lower moment of inertia; you don’t need to worry about crank torsion nigh on as much; and so on.

      I will say that I am a fan of Mazda’s new i6, especially its high compression and slightly above average displacement (3.3 versus most other companies’ 3.0). I like that the CX-90 comes with it as standard equipment, as the CX-70 (my probable future car) also probably will; and I actually understand the badge. For Mazda, it’s their first homegrown six-cylinder since the early 2000s, and in the context of modern midsizes, “it’s not a dang four-banger”.

    2. Maybe they are “advertising” the inline6 to attempt to pull from BMW’s clientele? Many BMW aficionados know that BMW automobiles have inline 6s. So, going more upscale looking and also having the inline 6 may be going after the BMW customer?

    3. he didnt mention its also partially hybrid ,ifact its a very complicated i6 . not like the ole days straight 6.

    4. Mazda has designed this engine to be way overcomplicated and the repair bills are going to be enormous. For example, you have to remove the entire engine just to change the timing chain. And the mild hybrid system is clunky and unrefined.

    5. ​@MikeKayK repair bills? What are talking about here. Stay on coarse. Mazdas reliability is second to none

  12. As a Mazda 3 owner I agree the entertainment knob controls are better than a touchscreen but different. You get used to it and you can turn the tactile knob without having to look at the screen much, compared to a touchscreen where you look where you touch. 100% with Mazda on this.

    1. I just sold my 3 for a CX5 which has the old style knobs. I gotta say I really miss the new style a lot.

    2. My wife has a Mazda, I have a Tesla which in terms of tech is the stark opposite, I simply think the touchscreen, if executed right like a Tesla is so much better than the knob button setup in her mazda. With my model 3, the screen is large meaning the icons are big and easy to tap, a lot of functions are a touch or a swipe away and everything is intuitive and well laid out (except the glovebox). With the Mazda I always find myself overshooting or undershooting and the system is not all that big and the icons aren’t as big too. There are a lot of automakers with terrible infotainment systems and they’ve given touchscreens a bad rep, but Tesla really executes the touchscreen well (even better than carplay/android auto)

    3. I recently moved up from a Mazda 3 to a BMW 2-series, and both share a rotary input switch. The Mazda implementation is so much better than the BMW implementation of this input method that it’s almost embarrassing how bad the BMW switch is. I never once felt like I had trouble with the rotary in my Mazda, but I struggle with the rotary every time I drive the BMW. Now, I just use the touch screen, and it means my eyes are off the road to do so, especially given how wide the screen is.

      Doug has judged the Mazda rotary and infotainment based on features rather than usefulness. It is single-handedly the least busy, most feature-forward infotainment system I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. There are literally only 4 buttons – Home, Nav, Music, and Back, and these are large buttons laid out very well. It is incredibly intuitive, fully functional, and easy to use while driving.

  13. Using the cruise control switch, you can change the gauge cluster layout from the one you saw to a different one that shows the RPM gauge, speed as well as coolant temps etc

  14. Mazda is and has always been underrated. Their attention to materials and driving dynamics in almost every product they make outclasses their peers.

  15. One thing Doug didn’t mention was the ambient lighting. It’s not over the top or the most customizable with colours but it is subtle and beautiful. I liken the effect to a candle lit dinner table. Also the CX-90 does have a 6, 7, and an 8 seat configuration. 8 seats are the lower trims though.

  16. I love the direction mazda is going. They said what they were gonna do and now we’re seeing them go out and do it, and they’re doing a great job imo. Giving genesis and even the euro brands a run for their money.

  17. I love how Doug says it steers and rides and handles so much better than most other SUV’s, yet gives it the same Doug score for handling as all the other rivals 😂

    1. But saying it steers and handles better than most SUVs doesn’t mean it’s a car that handles particularly well, since the bar is set low for this segment

    2. I think back then when he actually explained each category, his scores made sense. Now it seems like he ranks them in a way so it matches in total score hierarchy he thinks the car should sit at.

  18. The first thing I noticed is the substantive re-engineering of the vehicle and *better balance.* Cab-back instead of cab-forward. The larger engine meant fitting the CX-90 with a rear-wheel-drive configuration along with a re-engineered and re-positioned transmission. *It’s not the typical nose heavy FWD chassis.* This not only improves handling but also safety, removing the driver’s feet and legs away from the crumple zone in the event of a collision. Something that’s important if you want to walk away from an accident instead of being in agony from having your feet and legs mangled up. The improved balance means better looks and safety both. This is what really sets the new Mazda apart from its rivals. *Substance over gadgetry.*

    1. Someone who actually gets it. The CX90 from its conception and down to its architecture is already leaps and ahead of any competitors. An i6? Rwd? No telluride or Pilot can compare, and I love the new Pilot.

  19. Mazada has been producing some amazing vehicles for the last couple of years. I have been looking at the CX 9/90 for the last 6 years as a daily driver, but somehow I went with the Dodge Durango back-to-back. That should not take away from this amazing vehicle as it is truly remarkable.

    People have been sleeping on this brand for the longest. I truly fell in love with this brand when I first saw the Millennia back in the day I knew their design concept was on point from then.

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