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The CX-70 has arrived to fill the gap in Mazda's SUV lineup that has long sat between the compact CX-5 and CX-50 and the larger CX-90. However, the CX-70 isn't necessarily a mini CX-90 like we thought it would be. Rather, it's exactly the same size. It differentiates itself with the absence of the third row and some exclusive exterior details, but whether that's worth skipping over the CX-90 and its handy third row is questionable.




While the CX-70 is surprisingly similar to its larger counterpart, being nearly identical to the CX-90 isn't a bad thing by any means. Mazda's three-row offering is the driver's choice of its segment, and its superb handling is paired with an upscale look and feel inside and out. The CX-70 builds on that with unique front and rear bumpers, a black finish for the grille, side mirrors, door handles, and exterior trim, as well as some special wheel designs.


Stepping inside, the CX-70 continues to mirror its larger sibling with a familiar 12.3-inch infotainment display, which is controlled using a rotary knob located on the center console. The system also supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa integration, and there's a new Unresponsive Driver Support feature that will stop the car if the driver ignores warning chimes for too long.




Without the third row in the way back, the CX-70 is plenty spacious. The reclining second row seats will offer more than enough room for up to three occupants, and that roominess is further emphasized by a panoramic sunroof. The huge cargo area measures in at around 40 cubic feet, but this can expand to 75 cubic feet with the second row folded down via a button along the side of the cargo area. There's also an underfloor storage compartment to hide smaller items.


Unsurprisingly, the powertrain options here are identical to the CX-90's. First up is a 3.3 liter turbocharged inline-six paired with a 48-volt hybrid system, making either 280 or 240 hp depending on trim. More expensive models are powered by a plug-in hybrid setup that incorporates a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine and a single electric motor, delivering a total of 323 hp. An eight-speed automatic sends power to all four wheels on all models.


The Mazda CX-70 will begin arriving at U.S. dealers as soon as spring 2024, with pricing and other specs to be announced closer to launch.



Image Credits: Mazda
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Feb 14, 2024
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2025 Mazda CX-70 Debuts As A Two-Row Version Of The CX-90

The CX-70 slots between the CX-50 and CX-90, but matches the latter in size.

The CX-70 has arrived to fill the gap in Mazda's SUV lineup that has long sat between the compact CX-5 and CX-50 and the larger CX-90. However, the CX-70 isn't necessarily a mini CX-90 like we thought it would be. Rather, it's exactly the same size. It differentiates itself with the absence of the third row and some exclusive exterior details, but whether that's worth skipping over the CX-90 and its handy third row is questionable.




While the CX-70 is surprisingly similar to its larger counterpart, being nearly identical to the CX-90 isn't a bad thing by any means. Mazda's three-row offering is the driver's choice of its segment, and its superb handling is paired with an upscale look and feel inside and out. The CX-70 builds on that with unique front and rear bumpers, a black finish for the grille, side mirrors, door handles, and exterior trim, as well as some special wheel designs.


Stepping inside, the CX-70 continues to mirror its larger sibling with a familiar 12.3-inch infotainment display, which is controlled using a rotary knob located on the center console. The system also supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa integration, and there's a new Unresponsive Driver Support feature that will stop the car if the driver ignores warning chimes for too long.




Without the third row in the way back, the CX-70 is plenty spacious. The reclining second row seats will offer more than enough room for up to three occupants, and that roominess is further emphasized by a panoramic sunroof. The huge cargo area measures in at around 40 cubic feet, but this can expand to 75 cubic feet with the second row folded down via a button along the side of the cargo area. There's also an underfloor storage compartment to hide smaller items.


Unsurprisingly, the powertrain options here are identical to the CX-90's. First up is a 3.3 liter turbocharged inline-six paired with a 48-volt hybrid system, making either 280 or 240 hp depending on trim. More expensive models are powered by a plug-in hybrid setup that incorporates a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine and a single electric motor, delivering a total of 323 hp. An eight-speed automatic sends power to all four wheels on all models.


The Mazda CX-70 will begin arriving at U.S. dealers as soon as spring 2024, with pricing and other specs to be announced closer to launch.



Image Credits: Mazda

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