2024 Mazda CX-90: First Drive Review

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PHEV Modes
The Mazda CX-90 PHEV features three drive modes to allow the driver to better manage the electric power. An EV mode keeps the crossover running on the electric motor alone unless the load demand exceeds a certain threshold, such as full throttle to get on the freeway. Hybrid mode delivers a mix of gas and electricity, which is also the default when the battery gets depleted. A Charge mode keeps the gas engine running while charging the battery so that it can be used in EV mode later in the drive. Independent of the PHEV modes, the driver can select Sport, which will deliver the maximum power from both gas engine and electric motor.

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