The new nameplate has joined the Mazda lineup in the form 2023 CX-50 SUVwhich is well equipped to combat compact crossover competitors such as Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogueand Toyota RAV4. The CX-50 is available with both a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder supercharged motorcycle with 187 hp and a version of this turbocharged engine with 256 horsepower. All models come with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. A hybrid model work is also underway that will use a transmission from Toyota. The CX-50 shares the platform with compact crossover CX-30 and Mazda 3 is a compact car so it offers sports management similar to those two winners. Although it is slightly larger than the company’s CX-5 SUV, the CX-50 has a more durable style that is a departure from the more sophisticated, upscale designs found elsewhere in the Mazda lineup.
What’s new in 2023?
The CX-50 is a brand new model for the brand, and Mazda says it will sell along with slightly smaller CX-5which is on the old platform. It is unknown how long they will be together at dealers.
Prices and which to buy
The CX-50 is available with a variety of trim levels, ranging from fairly simple to just luxurious, but we recommend choosing the Turbo model. It adds a more powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 256 hp. and increases towing capacity to 3,500 pounds. It also comes standard with a host of desirable features, including a panoramic sunroof, a 10.3-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and leather upholstery with heated front seats.
Engine, transmission and performance
All models will come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but one that is available is a more powerful turbocharged option that offers 256 horsepower; the base offer without a turbo is only 187 hp. The six-speed automatic is standard, as is all-wheel drive, and Mazda has the precise handling of the CX-50, so it continues the company’s tradition of offering exciting cars. In fact, during our first test drive, we praised the CX-50 for providing joyful driving and precise steering while maintaining a comfortable ride. Later, a hybrid model with a transmission from Toyota will join the line. We expect this to be the one found in RAV4 Hybrid, which is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with two electric motors, which together give 219 horsepower. If we have the opportunity to transfer the CX-50 to our test track, we will update this story with test results.
Fuel economy and real miles per gallon
The most efficient is the CX-50 with a base four-cylinder. This model is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mI per gallon on the highway, but with the use of an optional turbocharger this figure is reduced by only 1 mpg respectively, while adding more performance. On our route to test fuel economy on the highway at 75 mph, the turbocharged CX-50 coped with 28 mph. For more information on fuel economy CX-50 visit the website EPA website.
Interior, comfort and cargo
Like the CX-5 and CX-30 crossovers, the CX-50 offers room for five passengers in two rows of seats. Inside, the large square vents on the dashboard give the 50 a slightly more cargo look than the smaller CX-30, but the overall tasteful atmosphere is upscale, especially on the loaded Premium Plus trim. The front seats are comfortable and supportive; The space in the rear seats is also generous, but it should be noted that the CX-5 offers more headroom. All models come with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a start button and a partially digital display.
Infotainment program and communication
While the base CX-50 comes with a smaller 8.8-inch infotainment display, all other configurations get a larger 10.3-inch screen; both versions work with the latest version of the Mazda Connect interface and are controlled by a click installed on the center console. All models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but only Apple’s system works wirelessly. An eight-speaker stereo is standard, but the Premium and Premium Plus models come with a 12-speaker Bose stereo station and SiriusXM satellite radio. A wireless phone charger is available, but only on top of the Turbo Premium Plus.
Safety and driver assistance functions
The CX-50 comes standard with a full range of driver assistance features, including lane keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control. Other features, such as automatic high beam headlights and a 360-degree external camera system, are optional. For more information on the results of the CX-50 crash test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) websites. Key security features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assistance
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Warranty coverage and maintenance
Kia and Hyundai both offer better warranty coverage than Mazda, and some other automakers operating in this segment offer free maintenance.
- The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- The transmission warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- No free scheduled maintenance
Mazda CX-50 2023
Car type: front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, 4-door, 5-passenger wagon
Base: 2.5 S, $ 28,025; 2.5 Turbo, $ 37,625; 2.5 tons Premium Plus, $ 42,775
DOHC 16-valve 2.5-liter inline-4, 187 hp, 186 lb-ft; 16-valve 2.5-liter 2.5-liter turbocharged DOHC, 256 hp, 320 lb-ft
Wheelbase: 110.8 inches
Length: 185.8 inches
Width: 75.6 inches
Height: 63.5-63.9 inches
Passenger volume: 98-100 feet3
Cargo volume: 31 feet3
Net weight (C / D calculation): 3700-3900 pounds
PERFORMANCE (C / D EST)
60 mph: 6.2-8.0 sec
1/4 mile: 14.8-16.4 sec
Top speed: 125 mph
EPA FUEL SAVINGS
Combined / City / Highway: 25-27 / 23-24 / 29-30 mph