2023 Mazda CX-50

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  • Upscale interior design
  • Sharp handling
  • Off-road capability
  • Quick acceleration from available turbocharged engine


  • Stiff ride
  • Middling cargo capacity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.7"/R 39.8"

Head room

F 33.7"/R 34"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2023 Mazda CX-50

1. Lively turbo engine

The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 unveils its debut model with two engine options to fit any lifestyle. The base 2.5L four-cylinder engine is great for everyday driving, with 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. However, opting for the more robust available turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine delivers extra hustle, with 256 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Both engines pair with a smooth six-speed automatic transmission with swift gear changes, and all-wheel drive is standard for more traction on slick roads and rough surfaces. If you need to pull outdoor toys, the turbo 2.5L four-cylinder engine can tow an estimated 3,500 lbs when properly equipped.

2. Sharp handling

If you're looking for a compact SUV with sharp handling, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 certainly delivers. This model features a suspension system that provides exceptional stability and poise, especially around curves. You'll feel connected to the road with minimal body roll and tight cornering as you navigate twists and turns. The steering system is also responsive and well-weighted for great control. When riding over bumps and uneven roads, you won't feel jostled around in the CX-50.

3. Adventurous spirit

Like to travel off-road? So does the 2023 Mazda CX-50. With its generous ground clearance and off-road mode, you can confidently explore remote paths and rugged roads in this compact SUV. The standard all-wheel drive and traction control systems provide extra grip over rough and jagged terrain. Whether exploring hiking trails or setting up camp under the stars, the CX-50 has an adventurous spirit to get you there.

4. Deluxe interior

For such a rugged, compact SUV, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 certainly impresses with its well-trimmed interior that blends form and function. Featuring a padded dashboard and soft-touch door panels, everything about the cabin feels high-end. In addition, all trims include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, and leatherette upholstery is standard at the base level. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo trim adds stylish black or terracotta leather-trimmed seats, and the power sliding-glass panoramic moonroof (standard in Preferred Plus and higher trims) fills the cabin with natural light.

5. Useful tech

The 2023 Mazda CX-50 comes standard with an intuitive infotainment system featuring an 8.8-inch display, but Select and higher trims boast a larger 10.25-inch display. Standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto capabilities provide seamless smartphone integration, while Bluetooth® connectivity and two USB ports are handy for music on the go. Stepping up to the Premium Plus trim unlocks a navigation system and a wireless phone charger. You'll also find a 360-degree around-view monitor on this trim, with front and rear parking sensors to simplify tricky maneuvers in parking lots or off-road tracks.

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2023 Mazda CX-50 trims

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2.5 S Select Package:

2.5 S:

  • Includes all features available on the 2.5 S Select Package
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats

2.5 S Preferred Package:

  • Includes all features available on the 2.5 S
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid

2.5 S Preferred Plus Package:

2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the 2.5 S Preferred Plus Package
  • 227-hp, 310-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Leather Seats
  • Turbo Charged Engine

2.5 S Premium Plus Package:

2.5 S Premium Package:

  • Includes all features available on the 2.5 S Premium Plus Package
  • Satellite Radio Ready

2.5 Turbo:

2.5 Turbo Premium:

2.5 Turbo Premium Plus:

2023 Mazda CX-50 FAQ

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