The market for three-row mid-size SUVs is heating up right now.

The Kia Telluride, the market leader in its class, as well as its corporate brother

the Hyundai Palisade, and a number of other domestic and foreign rivals are available.

 The Mazda CX-90, which was been introduced for 2024, is what really got us to wondering:

The new CX-90 shows Mazda's strategy for establishing itself as a premium rival in its design.

In addition, unlike the CX-9, which is already becoming a little dated, the SUV is built

brand-new architecture that favors rear-wheel drive. The Mazda CX-90 is also offered 

PHEV configuration for 2024, along with the choice of a new turbocharged 3.3L inline-six engine.