You come at the king, you best not miss. It’s as if Mazda had a punch list of the Telluride’s best attributes and went right down, item by item, and surpassed them all. Smooth, powerful engine? The Mazda’s turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six makes 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, enabling a 6.4-second sprint to 60 mph, second only to the Toyota. (The Mazda does require premium fuel to make its full rated horsepower—on regular fuel, it’s 319 ponies.) The CX-90 was not only quickest to 130 mph, but it’s also one of only two vehicles here that even do 130 mph, which speaks to Mazda’s confidence in the CX-90’s high-speed composure.


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