GM’s Midsize Crossover Rival, The 2025 Mazda CX-70, Makes Ts debut

With the unveiling of the 2025 Mazda CX-70, Mazda has introduced a fresh competitor for GM’s midsize, two-row, C1-based crossovers, which include the Cadillac XT5 and the ICE-powered Chevy Blazer. With two rows of seating instead of three, the new 2025 Mazda CX-70 appears to be about the same size as the CX-90, despite the fact that Mazda has not yet released all of the specifications. The Mazda CX-70 and CX-90 share identical powertrain options for 2025.

“Engineered from the ground up with electrification in mind, all CX-70 powertrains feature some form of electrification,” according to Mazda, “the CX-70 is built on its large platform.” “An e-SkyActiv G 3.3L Inline 6 Turbo engine with M-Hybrid Boost or an e-SkyActiv G PHEV, which offers customers the best of both worlds in performance and efficiency, are the options available to customers.”

In contrast, the 2024 Mazda CX-90’s PHEV powertrain option pairs an ICE-based 2.5L four-cylinder with an electric motor and 17.8-kWh battery to produce 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged 3.3L I6 in the CX-90 is rated at 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It is anticipated that the CX-70 would have a 5,000-pound towing capability.

Customers can opt for optional black metal and machine-cut finished 21-inch wheels with a distinctive, model-specific design, or go with the 2025 Mazda CX-70’s contrasting black highlights on the door handles, grille, and sideview mirrors. The inside features red Nappa leather upholstery, red stitching inspired by the 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5, and contrasting grey metallic inlays.

Other technologies in the cabin include Alexa integration, Unresponsive driving Support, and Cruising and Traffic Support driving assistance. With regard to load capacity, the CX-70 features remote-folding rear seats. Assuming internal volume measurements are comparable to those of the CX-90, anticipate approximately 40 cubic feet behind the second row and 75 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat.

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