Mazda Confirms Both Power Levels For 2025 CX-70 Inline-Six Model

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

We had our suspicions, but now we know for sure.

The 2025 Mazda CX-70 debuted late last month and has a whole lot in common with the CX-90. In fact, that's basically what it is, minus a third row of seats and with unique styling to emphasize its sportier nature. The similarities continue under the skin too, as Mazda stated at the launch that the CX-70 engine lineup would include the 90's 3.3-liter turbocharged inline-six as well as the plug-in hybrid.

In the CX-90, the six-cylinder engine comes in two power levels: 280 horsepower on lower trims running regular fuel, and 340 horsepower on premium in "High Power" form. At the time of the reveal, it wasn't clear whether the CX-70 would mirror this lineup, but now we know for sure: it will, but later.

"I can say the regular 3.3 turbo will be coming later this year, just not at launch," said Jon Leverett, project manager for launch strategy at Mazda USA, during The AutoGuide Show Episode 5, adding "so there will be all three on offer towards the summer, but right now, just the high-power and the plug-in hybrid."

Given the CX-70's mission statement of being a more sporty two-row, it makes sense Mazda would focus on the high-power variant at launch. We're big fans of that creamy-smooth inline-six, with its big power and surprisingly good fuel economy.

The CX-70 will debut some time this spring. We expect further pricing details ahead of the launch.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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