It's Time To Build The Perfect Mazda CX-90

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The configurator has officially gone live in the United States.

Unveiled just last week, the new Mazda CX-90 is one classy and attractive SUV, and you can now spec your ideal example using the online configurator ahead of its launch in the spring.

Including the plug-in hybrid derivative, there are 11 derivatives to choose from. With the aim of building the most expensive model, we've gone for the 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus. This model employs a 3.3-liter straight-six engine that produces 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission.

Mazda provides eight exterior colors to choose from. Four of these hues - Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Platinum Quartz Metallic, and Sonic Silver Metallic - are no-cost options. We've gone for the spectacular new Artisan Red Premium, one of four hues that command a $595 premium.


There aren't many exterior options to choose from. The $900 Premier Tow package includes a trailer hitch, tow ball, brake controller, and harness. The other is the $725 Ambiance package that adds minor (but tasteful) additions, such as a logo welcome light and illuminated door cargo scuff plates.

The interior is one of the CX-90's biggest attractions. The cabin is blessed with premium materials and luxurious touches, and the range-topping Premium Plus derivative can only be had with two upholstery options: quilted tan Nappa leather or premium white Nappa leather. Neither option requires any additional outlay on the Premium Plus trim.

It's worth noting there are other colors and materials available - like Black leatherette - but they're reserved for lesser trims. Interestingly, there's no option to choose from additional trim inlays.

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A digital rearview mirror and wireless charging pad can be specified for $800 and $475, respectively, and there are various accessories for animal lovers, including a pet ramp ($200), a pet restraint ($40), and a seat protector ($225).

Other practical items are bundled within accessory packages, like the Premier Protection pack. For $575, Mazda will equip the CX-90 with all-weather floor mats, splash guards, wheel locks, and a cargo tray.

Should the more robust flooring not suit your needs, premium carpet overlays can also be specified for $325. These are just a handful of the accessories Mazda offers customers. Equip the top-of-the-line model with every possible option and accessory, and you're looking at a final MSRP of $66,180. This excludes the manufacturer's $1,375 destination charge.

A far cry from the aging CX-9, the CX-90 encroaches on premium territory but justifies this with its refined and powerful engine options, top-notch interiors, and tasteful styling. We have no doubt that it's going to poach a few Telluride and Palisade customers when it reaches dealers later this year, if not Acura and Infiniti buyers.


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