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2025 Mazda CX-70 Debuts As New Ford SUV Rival

As Ford Authority previously reported, production of the soon-to-be discontinued Ford Edge is slated to end at the Oakville Assembly plant in late April, while its luxurious counterpart – the Lincoln Nautilus – has since been fully redesigned and is now being built at the Changan Ford Hangzhou Assembly plant in China. Regardless, while the three-row crossover/SUV market remains hot – and essentially the focus of FoMoCo at the moment – it began offering a two-row, five-seater version of the Ford Expedition a few years ago, and now, that’s precisely the case with the newly revealed 2025 Mazda CX-70 – which is essentially a two-row version of the three-row CX-90.

The fact that the 2025 Mazda CX-70 has been in the works for a while is no big secret, as rumors of a bridge-type offering spanning the gap between the CX-60 and CX-90 have circled for some time now. However, most expected the CX-70 to split the difference in terms of size between the two, and that isn’t the case – rather, it’s the same size as the CX-90, with the biggest difference being the lack of a third-row seat.

Though the two models also look a lot alike, there are a few subtle differences that set the 2025 Mazda CX-70 apart from the CX-90, however. Those include a unique wheel design, along with blacked-out elements such as the mirrors, grille, door handles, and various other trim pieces. Mazda didn’t provide details regarding how much more rear cargo space one gets in lieu of the third-row, but it’s safe to say that this number will increase over the CX-90, regardless.

In terms of powertrains, the CX-70 mirrors that of its three-row counterpart, which means buyers get three choices – a turbocharged 3.3L inline-six cylinder engine with a 48-volt hybrid system that generates either 280 or 340 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, or a plug-in-hybrid setup consisting of a gas-powered 2.5L I-4 and 17.8 kWh battery pack that produces 323 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, though both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. In terms of timing, the new CX-70 is expected to launch this spring, though pricing has yet to be announced.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mf

    That’s curious, but will probably work out well. CX90 is already a bit small, so removing the 3rd town and freeing up a little cargo space and 2nd row room isn’t a bad idea.

    What Mazda really needs to do is find another 75hp and tune the transmission better. They should have just bought ZF 8 speeds, but they at least need to learn how to tune their own transmission better.


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