2024 Mazda CX-90, Acura ZDX EV, Listener Car Pet Peeves

Episode 330 · August 20th, 2023 · 47 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

Expectations can be a confounding thing. This week our hosts get to talk about when expectations go awry, starting with the 2024 Mazda CX-90, a large, premium three-row SUV that plays the role of flagship vehicle for the small Japanese brand. Benjamin discusses why the new car has such high hopes, and whether it meets those lofty goals through the use of a turbo-inline-six cylinder engine, a rear-wheel-drive platform and an all new infotainment system. Can Mazda really leapfrog over the other mainstream competitors with this recipe?

Then the guys talk about the weird 2025 Acura ZDX, and whether or not it carries the quirky nature of the brand and the history of the ZDX nameplate. Now an EV engineered by GM, will Acura be taking the zero-emissions mandate seriously?

Finally the guys discuss some listener comments about annoying overly nanny-ish features. Thanks for listening!

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