2023 Mazda CX-50: pricing and all the info you need…

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I personally think the new CX-50 is much nicer looking than the CX-5. Which is still a very nice Crossover, but it’s getting a bit old now… The CX-50 looks newer and the proportions feel a bit more dynamic.
Not only it is obviously going after Subaru, but I think the CX-5 could be in trouble.
A high-end Meridian edition is coming out later. As well as a hybrid model, using a Toyota powertrain. (That probably means the one from the RAV-4)
There seems to be a huge premium for the Turbo versions. Around $4000/5000. It looks like they don’t really want you to actually buy the turbo. Similar to what Toyota has been doing with the Camry V6 for many years.
Here are details on all the models available:

CX-50 2.5 S Package – Eight-speaker audio system, wireless Apple CarPlayTM, and Android AutoTM integration, Mazda ConnectTM Infotainment system, two USB ports, remote keyless entry with push-button start, a 7-inch TFT LCD instrument panel display, among many other standard features.

– 17-inch Gray Metallic alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear roof spoiler, body-colored power side-view mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and dual exhaust outlets. 

CX-50 2.5 S Select Package – Dual-zone automatic climate control and rear passenger vents, leather-wrapped shifter and steering wheel LED interior lighting, 40/60 split-folding rear seat, 10.25-inch color center display with HD RadioTM and two additional USB inputs in rear console. The 2.5 S Select also comes standard with black metallic 17-inch alloy wheels and tinted privacy glass.

 CX-50 2.5 S Preferred Package – Heated side-view mirrors and windshield wipers, front and rear center armrest with storage, power rear liftgate with programmable height adjustment, eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, and heated front seats.

 CX-50 2.5 S Preferred Plus Package – Power-sliding panoramic moonroof.

CX-50 2.5 S Premium Package – Bose® 12-speaker premium audio system with Centerpoint® and AudioPilot®, SiriusXM satellite radio with three-month trial subscription2, roof-mounted shark-fin antenna, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, leather seating surfaces in black or terracotta. Two-position driver seat memory, premium trim inserts with camel stitching on black interior, and orange stitching on the terracotta interior. 

 CX-50 2.5 S Premium Plus Package – 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with machine-cut black metallic accent and automatic power-folding side-view mirrors. Ventilated front seats and full-color Active Driving Display projected on the windshield. 

 CX-50 2.5 Turbo Package – Like all CX-50s, the Turbo packages also come standard with the i-Activ AWD system with Mi-Drive with Sport and Off-road modes, however Towing mode is exclusive to the Turbo. Towing capacity increases to 3,500 pounds on all Turbo packages, up from 2,000 pounds on 2.5 S packages. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to enhance the Mazda performance experience from the driver’s seat. Exclusive exterior design elements include unique Turbo badging, larger exhaust pipes, LED taillights, and an Adaptive LED front lighting system with LED auto-leveling headlights. 

 CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Package – Bose® 12-speaker premium audio system with Centerpoint® and AudioPilot®, SiriusXM satellite radio with three-month trial subscription2, active driving display, heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats. 

 CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus Package – Frameless, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, heated rear seats, wireless phone charger in the center console, Mazda Navigation System and Active Driving Display with traffic sign recognition projected on the windshield. 

 CX-50 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition – Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, side rocker garnish and headlight garnish, distinctive hood graphics, and a host of outdoor-specific accessories.

Good to see you can get the Panoramic roof without leather. But you still need leather seats to access the 12 speaker Bose… 

Conversation 3 comments

  1. Well I sure do hope they improve the rear knee/leg room, cargo space, ride comfort and fuel economy, four areas they keep losing against their toughest competitors.

  2. I think you're right, Vince. This looks great. It's almost more traditional wagon proportions (raised) and I'm loving that. I'm about a year out from my next new car purchase in the $30-40k range, so I'd probably be interested in the hybrid. Yes, it's a Toyota drivetrain (which is the one company I truly hate), but they are reliable, and it could work for Mazda. I hope they'll have a regular sunroof available for those. I guess I'm not as enthusiastic about the pano-roofs as others are. They sound terrible in the hard rain and sleet, and make the car into an oven in really hot summer temps. I always try to get a sunroof to vent the car in summer heat – but that's it.

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