- 2022 CX-5 Turbo
Translated from a Japanese News site.
CX-90 would be one candidate for replacing my 2014 Sienna a few years down the road, subject to the following deal breakers:
Vehicles that make that cut would be compared on performance, features and price with a personal bias toward Japanese makes getting first looks but not the only looks. This would be the vehicle for long haul road trips so EVs will be ruled out. Hybrids and plug-in hybrids would be considered. If it were today, the leading candidates would be another Sienna (with hybrid standard), as well as Highlander and the Koreans--Telluride, Carnival and Palisade--subject to the tape measure and other considerations.
- The usable cargo capacity with the second row folded down must be close to that of the Sienna's with the second row folded forward (not removed). I define "usable" as cubic feet up to the point where the view out the rear window visibility is blocked. That requires putting a tape measure on the respective vehicles' interiors. That would imply more cargo capacity than CX-9 which I would consider doubtful at this point.
- An all wheel drive is eventually introduced; rear wheel is a no go for snow.
- Good reliability is reported after two or three years of production which would be around the time I anticipate trading in.
Thanks for the info. If it works out that way it would be on the list of candidates. If they release as a 2022, it will have several years of seasoning to assess reliability before considering a Sienna trade.My dealer had said that the CX-90 will be have the interior size of a Hyundai Palisade/ Kia Telluride. So, a bit larger than it currently is.
AWD will be standard but reliability is an unknown. New I-6 engine is something that hopefully will be solid.
And on a side note, my 2005 Sienna was the worst vehicle I ever owned. Everything that could go wrong did. From the sliding doors to the radar controlled cruise control, to the windows, water pump and timing chain. That car put me off Toyota forever.
Final products never quite turn out the way these kinds of imaginings present them. I think we can say the envisioning of CX-50 before Mazda started putting out videos were pretty far off the mark. It's kind of like watching NFL pre-game commentary. The accuracy of prognostications is random.Here's what to expect from Mazda's upcoming mid-size crossovers, the two-row CX-70 and three-row CX-90 that are both slated to debut within the next year.www.caranddriver.com
What i think it is that the inline 6 will come standard with a turbo and mild hybrid. By mild hybrid i expect something along the line of “electrically assisted function”, such as maybe helping the turbo spin or electrical air conditioning. Maybe a small electric motor to fill gaps in the powerband, but not really a motor that can move the car on electricity alone.
The second hybrid option would be the same 4 cylinder hybrid that is currently on the CX-60 in Europe.
Not sure which one will be the base model. The 4 cylinder hybrid or inline 6. The CX-60 4 cylinder plugin hybrid set-up makes total of 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. With expectations that the inline 6 will only make in the 350hp range, i am not sure which engine would be the most sought after.
I could be wrong on all accounts, but that is how i understand it for now.
You and me both. I am very excited about this new model!All I know is that I am looking forward to the CX-70. Mazda can do it but has to make sure their vehicles remain reliable and safe. Think Acura, which costs less than an Audi or Volvo but is almost as good.
I am seeing more Mazda's now around me than ever and the just post close to a $1 billion in yearly profit. Not Apple but much better than I thought little Mazda would do.
Yeah, I jumped ship from an Acura to a CX-5. I'm looking forward to seeing how the CX-70 turns out. The CX-50 is about a push with the CX-5 to me. I think I'd prefer an updated CX-5.All I know is that I am looking forward to the CX-70. Mazda can do it but has to make sure their vehicles remain reliable and safe. Think Acura, which costs less than an Audi or Volvo but is almost as good.
I am seeing more Mazda's now around me than ever and they just posted close to a $1 billion in yearly profit. Not Apple but much better than I thought little Mazda would do.
I hope it isn’t like the Edge. My mom owns one and I owned an Escape at the same time. I could fit more things in my Escape because the back was more like a box. The Edge has a sloping hatch similar to the CX-9 which makes part of the back unusable for much more than groceriesSomething like the size of a ford edge, which slots in between the escape and the explorer.
Agreed. I think a fair amount of people owning a CX-9 (me included) where more in the market for a large 5 seater instead of a 7 seater. A 5 seat car with dimensions closes to the current CX-9 would fit my need perfectly.
Something like the size of a ford edge, which slots in between the escape and the explorer.