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Mazda Unveils New 2025 CX-70 Midsize SUV

Last year, Mazda introduced an all-new 3-row SUV with a sporty feel and upscale design touches meant to straddle the line between mainstream and luxury SUVs. The CX-90 and its plug-in hybrid version haven’t been on the market long, but have won critical praise and sold well in its first few months.

Time to repeat the trick.

Mazda today unveiled an all-new 2-row SUV with a sporty feel and upscale design touches meant to straddle the line between mainstream and luxury SUVs. The 2025 Mazda CX-70 rides on the same platform as the CX-90 and appears to share many parts and design ideas with the brand’s new flagship.

Almost a Twin to the CX-90

In photos, it appears nearly identical. The CX-70 is likely a bit shorter than the CX-90, but Mazda seems to have opted to keep the two similar in size and give 2-row buyers more cargo space. The company hasn’t released interior measurements that would let us be certain.

Mazda hasn’t disclosed pricing. We expect the CX-70 to slot in below the CX-90’s $40,970 starting price but above the CX-50’s $31,675 (both figures include a mandatory $1,375 delivery fee). Mazda says the 2025 CX-70 is coming this spring.

The first press release on the vehicle is light on details. Mazda says the CX-70 will be available with “an e-SkyActiv G 3.3L Inline 6 Turbo engine with M-Hybrid Boost, or an e-SkyActiv G PHEV.”

That’s the same set of choices CX-90 buyers get. If power figures remain similar, that means up to 340 horsepower in the former setup and 323 horsepower in the latter. Like every other current Mazda SUV, all-wheel drive (AWD) is standard. Trailering capacity is also notable: The Mazda CX-70 can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Remote-Folding Rear Seats, New Safety System

Inside, Mazda promises a “wide and open, yet personable and comfortable” cabin, but relayed few further details. Power-folding rear seats can be triggered remotely.

The CX-70 does seem to introduce a few new technologies to the Mazda lineup. They include an “unresponsive driver support” system that will slow the car to a stop if the driver fails to respond to an escalating series of alerts.

“There is also the integration of Alexa, which allows the driver to make hands-free commands for prompts like changing the temperature or radio station, to controlling their smart home devices. CX-70 is the first Mazda crossover to feature Alexa, with the goal of reducing driver distraction and improving ease of use,” Mazda says.

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