The Mazda CX-50 is an all-new compact crossover SUV from Japanese automaker Mazda. Debuting for the 2023 model year, the CX-50 has been created for the North American and Chinese markets. Offering a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in naturally aspirated or turbocharged forms, the CX-50 features a standard all-wheel-drive system.
For the 2023 model year, Mazda offers 10 trims for buyers to pick from, namely:
All variants include a partially digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and radar-guided cruise control as standard features. As you move up the trim ladder, you'll find premium features such as powered front seats, dual-zone climate control, and more USB ports.
If you want to know more about the 2023 Mazda CX-50 offers in Columbia, SC, contact the team at Mazda of Columbia. You can schedule a test drive and see what the CX-50 can offer.
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 features a five-seat, two-row cabin with a spacious trunk behind the second row. You can also split-fold the second row in a 60-40 configuration and gain more cargo space. Lower trims feature black cloth upholstery, but higher trims come with black leather. Choosing any of the Turbo trims also gives you the option of terracotta brown leather.
Dual-zone climate control is standard on all except the base 2.5 S trim. On lower trims, there’s an 8.8-inch touch screen for infotainment functions, while a 10.25-inch unit is provided on higher trims. Also available on higher trims are dual rear USB charging ports, heated and ventilated front seats, and a Bose 12-speaker premium sound system. Lower trims still receive front USB ports and an 8-speaker sound system. The highest 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim also includes a wireless phone charging pad.
Regardless of trim selection, the 2023 CX-50 supports Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration, the latter also supporting wireless connectivity. Higher trims include a 3-month SiriusXM subscription as well.
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 has been designed by Mazda’s team of designers in Hiroshima, Japan. Created in line with Mazda’s distinctive style of design called Kodo, the CX-50 is a handsome SUV with a unique style. All variants feature LED headlamps and daytime running lamps, dual exhaust outlets, and a rear spoiler.
A stylish set of 17-inch alloy wheels wearing all-season tires is standard on lower trims. Higher trims come with 18-inch or 20-inch wheels featuring black metallic and machine-cut finishes. They also receive privacy glass, heated exterior rearview mirrors, and a powered rear liftgate. This liftgate can even be programmed to rise to a pre-set height when activated.
Seven colors are offered across the 2023 CX-50 range. Some colors are trim-dependent or extra-cost options.
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection. Available in naturally aspirated guise for 2.5 S variants, the engine generates 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. It has cylinder deactivation technology to aid fuel saving.
2.5 Turbo variants receive the same engine but with a twin-scroll turbocharger and Mazda’s i-Stop system. Here, the engine delivers 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque on 93 octane premium unleaded gas. In 87 octane unleaded gas, Mazda quotes output of 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet.
All variants of the 2023 CX-50 come with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system. Sport and Off-Road modes are available on 2.5 S variants, while 2.5 Turbo variants add a Towing mode.
Turbo variants boast a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, while non-turbo variants can still tow up to 2,000 pounds. EPA-estimated figures for 2.5 S variants are 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Choosing a 2.5 Turbo variant sees 23 mpg city and 29 mpg highway figures. A 15.9-gallon fuel tank is standard across the range.
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is a stylish, capable, and safe compact crossover that will thrill you and your family. But don't just take our word for it. Stop by Mazda of Columbia in Columbia, SC, and check out the new CX-50. Our team will arrange a test drive and help you secure the best deal. And before you know it, you'll be driving home in a brand-new 2023 Mazda CX-50.
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