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The 2024 Mazda CX-90 Is A Victim Of Expectations

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 might directly slot into the CX-9’s showroom space, but there’s much about this model that pushes past its predecessor’s ambitions. Not only is the CX-90 the largest — and most expensive — Mazda to date, but it also brings brand new engine technology to the table, along with a clean-slate platform that aims to accentuate the driving pleasure that the company is known for.

All of the above is a sizable task, especially considering just how dazzling several of the CX-90’s three-row competitors already are at packaging performance, value and practicality in a family-friendly machine. Big swings like this hefty Mazda play are often key to winning the game, but the arc of a bat this heavy reveals a few areas that its first effort has overlooked.

I slid behind the wheel of the all-new Mazda CX-90 with big expectations about its bid for attention as a legitimate luxury SUV. I should have tempered my ardor, as it turns out that growing pains have held back the most expensive Mazda ever made. Get the full story here in my review for Inside Hook.

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