For the Japanese automaker, the all-new 2024 Mazda CX-90 represents a number of firsts.

 It is the first to provide an inline six mild hybrid engine. It also represents

the first plug-in hybrid Mazda and the launch of the company's "Large Platform"

 In addition, the CX-90 has more luxurious amenities, a more robust appearance

 and is somewhat bigger than the CX-9 it replaces.

More crucial, though, is how all of this relates to the actual experience of using the CX-90?