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Less Is More: 2025 Mazda CX-70 Priced From $41,820

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Mazda is taking the path of least resistance to filling out its SUV lineup with the CX-70, which is really just a CX-90 with two rows of seats. Other mainstream automakers have spun smaller SUVs from their big three-row family haulers and then charged a premium for the reduced practicality. The difference here is that the CX-70 is a CX-90 — not structurally, not “deriving its platform from.” If you’ve been scrutinizing photos of the two side by side and are struggling to see a difference, your eyes do not deceive you; in all critical dimensions, the two SUVs are the same.

And they are the exact same in one other area that is of paramount importance to shoppers: price. Mazda hasn’t released 2025 pricing for the CX-90 yet and the CX-70 is only offered in the more expensive trims, but the two SUVs wear the same price tag with every powertrain and trim combo when you compare the ‘25 CX-70 to the ‘24 CX-90.

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Powertrain Specs and MPG

Being a CX-90, the CX-70 is available with the same selection of hybrid powertrains. The 3.3 Turbo line is powered by a turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six engine with mild-hybrid assistance; it makes 280 horsepower and 332 pounds-feet of torque and returned an EPA-estimated 24/28/25 mpg city/highway/combined in the 2024 CX-90 (official EPA figures for the CX-70 are not yet available). Turbo S models squeeze 340 hp and 369 pounds-feet from the same setup at the expense of just a single mpg in the EPA city cycle for the CX-90, returning 23/28/25 mpg.

The CX-70 plug-in hybrid pairs a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a more powerful electric motor than the other CX-70s use, generating a combined 323 hp and 369 pounds-feet of torque. A 17.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack gives the PHEV an electric range in the ‘24 CX-90 of up to 26 miles, according to Mazda. All three engines are teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Availability and Pricing

The 2025 Mazda CX-70 will begin arriving at dealerships in the spring. Higher-level trims will launch first, with the entry-level Turbo Preferred trim following in the fall. Full pricing (including $1,375 destination) is as follows:

  • 3.3 Turbo Preferred: $41,820
  • 3.3 Turbo Premium: $47,275
  • 3.3 Turbo Premium Plus: $50,275
  • 3.3 Turbo S Premium: $53,825
  • 3.3 Turbo S Premium Plus: $57,325
  • PHEV Premium: $55,775
  • PHEV Premium Plus: $58,825

Trim Levels and Safety Equipment

Equipment for each trim level is largely consistent across the three available powertrains. The Turbo Preferred is the only CX-70 to ride on 19-inch wheels (all others are fitted with 21s). Turbo and PHEV trim levels feature black exterior trim and door handles; the Turbo S trims wear those pieces in body color.

Additionally, the Turbo Preferred features LED front lighting, a power moonroof, keyless entry and starting, black leather seats, automatic climate controls, power-adjustable heated front seats, a 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charging and eight speakers. Standard safety equipment on the Preferred includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-centering steering, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Premium upgrades include a hands-free power liftgate with kick sensor, panoramic moonroof, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, head-up display, navigation and a Bose 12-speaker sound system. Towing capacity increases from 3,500 to 5,000 pounds for the Turbo and Turbo S, while the PHEV is limited to 3,500 pounds. Additional safety features include Mazda’s Cruising and Traffic Support system, a low-speed semi-autonomous system for traffic jams, as well as active blind spot assist and traffic-sign recognition.

In the Premium Plus, the seating is upgraded to Nappa leather and offered in a choice of red or black. Other luxury features include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Mazda adds yet more safety gear to the Premium Plus, including a 360-degree camera system, reverse automatic emergency braking and additional forward collision warnings for intersections and turning. All of these upgrades, with the exception of the Nappa leather upholstery, are included on the Turbo S Premium trim, however.

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