2024 Mazda CX-90: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
On the Road
During our press drive in San Francisco, Mazda provided time to drive both the CX-90 Turbo S and the CX-90 PHEV. We left downtown in the plug-in hybrid to head north across the Bay Bridge, so we kept the CX-90 in EV mode. Although muted in EV mode, acceleration is more than adequate for driving around town or in traffic. Getting on the freeway requires stronger acceleration, and pressing the throttle harder brings the gas engine online to provide power for getting up to speed, which the crossover does very quickly. Once at speed, the gas engine shuts off and the CX-90 goes back to cruising silently on electric power.

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