Mazda CX-90

9 Cool Details on the 2024 Mazda CX-90

Cool Details on the 2024 Mazda CX-90 Three-Row SUV. While the big story with the CX-90 is its new platform. We found that the new crossover contains plenty of smaller interesting tidbits as well. Mazda likes to talk about how it creates vehicles that focus on the driver. This isn’t a unique or even unusual mission for an automaker to have. But it’s a mindset that the designers certainly embraced when creating many of the little touches within the new 2024 CX-90. Here’s a list of some interesting details we noticed on the upcoming premium three-row SUV.

Wider Center Console

The CX-90 is larger than Mazda’s current CX-9 crossover. The extra space allows the CX-90 to have a larger—specifically wider—center console. This allowed the designers to put the cupholders to the right of the shifter instead of behind it as in the CX-9.

Six, Seven, or Eight Seats

The Mazda CX-90 can be configured with captain’s chairs or a bench in the middle row and either a two- or three-seat bench in the back. This means that it can accommodate six, seven, or eight passengers depending on the model. The third row isn’t as spacious as some of its three-row SUV competitors, however.

Wide-Opening Doors

The rear doors on the CX-90 open further than we expected, to nearly 90 degrees. Mazda representatives said this is similar to the doors on the CX-50. It offers a noticeable bit of extra room to get people or car seats in the cabin.

Maple and Chrome Door Trim

Thin panels of maple are nestled above a chrome strip on the inside of the front doors on the highest trim level of the CX-90. The designers chose the wood for the way it catches the light and angled the panels slightly so you can see this in action when the sun is out.

Dashboard Fabric and Stitching

The dash itself is covered in a fabric based on the Japanese hand-weaving technique called Nishijin-ori. It’s a randomized pattern with a bit of golden thread woven through it. A bold stitch in the middle of the fabric, which Mazda said was inspired by hand-bookbinding and the Japanese weaving technique known as Kumihimo, completes the horizontal line across the front.

A Wide, Narrow Screen

The CX-90 has a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with a horizontal orientation. In keeping with the minimalist interior, the screen is stretched out wide and short, emphasizing again the horizontal space in the front of the cabin.

Towing Capacity

Mazda is not revealing all of the CX-90’s details just yet, but we know it will be able to tow and that the powertrain has a dedicated tow mode. Maximum towing capacity remains a secret, but based on the press photos, where we see the CX-90 pulling a 26-foot Bowlus, we’re willing to speculate that the SUV can tow at least 4,000 pounds. For comparison, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 can tow 3500 pounds.

Second-row Heated and Cooled Seats

The CX-90’s front seats are further apart than in the CX-9 thanks to the new model’s extra width. The space between the available captain’s chairs in the middle row can be either another console or open space, and passengers sitting in them will find the captain’s chairs have both heating and cooling features (if so equipped).

Powertrain Side Badges

To fill the generous dash-to-axle space created by the new longitudinally mounted engine. Mazda has put thin badges above and behind the front wheel arches to identify which powertrain is hiding under the hood. “Inline 6” is written on versions with Mazda’s new turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine. While the new e-Skyactiv plug-in-hybrid powertrain model says “PHEV.”