2025 Mazda CX-70 Comes With Higher Base Price Than CX-90

Mazda today announced Canadian pricing for the all-new 2025 CX-70, which goes on sale this spring. The midsize SUV has the same exterior dimensions and powertrain options as the CX-90 but comes with just two rows of seats instead of three, so we expected it to be cheaper. That’s not exactly the case.

The entry-level CX-70 GS-L starts at $49,750 (plus $2,195 for destination and handling), which is $450 more expensive than a comparable CX-90. You can also have the latter in base GS trim, by the way, something that’s missing in the CX-70 lineup.

Standard equipment includes a turbocharged 3.3-litre inline six-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque on regular fuel. Then there are unique 19-inch dark grey wheels, full LED lighting, black leatherette seats, a 10.25-inch centre infotainment display with wired Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, plus a 7-inch TFT LCD instrument panel display. Oh, and a bunch of i-Activsense driver assist features, too.

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Next up is the CX-70 GT at $54,350. This one stands out with 21-inch wheels in a black metallic finish, hands-free power liftgate, power panoramic moonroof, head-up display, 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Black leather covers the seats, and those in the second row are heated. When it comes to safety, additional features include a 360-degree camera system and a new Trailer Hitch View that makes hooking up a trailer easier.

When opting for the CX-70 GT-P at $58,300, output and torque increase to 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft, respectively—provided the engine is fed with premium gas. Max towing is rated at 5,000 lbs. Black or red Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and two memory settings for the driver are part of the package. Emergency Lane Keeping provides lane keeping alerts and steering inputs as necessary, while Unresponsive Driver Support can detect an incapacitated driver and, after a series of escalating alerts, can eventually bring the vehicle to a stop.

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As for the CX-70 Signature, which offers the highest levels of luxury and safety, pricing starts at $62,300. Customers get quilted Nappa leather in an exclusive tan finish, a two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel, suede inserts on the dash and a 120V power outlet in the cargo area. Both the digital gauge display and the centre display are 12.3 inches in size. Even more safety and driver assist features are included, such as Secondary Collision Reduction, which is designed to apply the brakes after a rear-end collision to help avoid secondary damage.

What About the Plug-in Hybrid?

There are two trim levels with the CX-70 PHEV, starting with the GS-L at $58,750. By comparison, the three-row CX-90 PHEV GS-L costs $1,200 more, but you can also get a base GS model at just $54,900, which once again isn’t the case with the two-row SUV.

The powertrain combines an electric motor powered by a 17.8kWh battery with a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, resulting in 323 total horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque when using the recommended premium fuel. The CX-70 PHEV can travel up to 42 km on pure electric power, same as the CX-90 PHEV. An EV drive mode is included. Max towing is limited to 3,500 lbs, however.

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The CX-70 PHEV GS-L shares the same equipment list as the non-PHEV variant, except for the addition of a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge display in front of the driver.   

Finally, there’s the CX-70 PHEV GT at $63,350, which adds black or red Nappa leather, driver's seat memory function, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, hands-free power liftgate, power panoramic moonroof and more.

Both CX-70 PHEV models are eligible to a $2,500 rebate from the federal government in addition to provincial incentives of up to $5,000 where applicable. Don’t miss our first-drive review of the new 2025 Mazda CX-70 coming up in the next few weeks.

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