Reese Counts has worked in the automotive industry since he started as an intern at Edmunds in 2015. He has written or edited thousands of car-related articles and tested and reviewed hundreds of vehicles over the course of his career.
Quick acceleration from optional turbocharged engine
Upscale interior design
Decent off-road capability for a small crossover SUV
Ride quality is bit stiff
Slightly more expensive than rivals
Middling cargo capacity
Kicks off the first CX-50 generation
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is an all-new small SUV that is sold alongside the existing CX-5. It's an odd situation having two similar SUVs competing in the same class, but there are enough differences to justify each. You'll notice it on the outside, as the CX-50 has a slightly more rugged look by way of its more pronounced fenders and slimmer grille. Pleasingly, it's not all for show — the CX-50 offers improved off-road and towing capabilities compared to the CX-5 and many other rival SUVs as well.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.85 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
Monthly estimates based on costs in Virginia
CX-50 2.5 S
Avg. Midsize SUV
Much of the CX-50's adventure abilities can be attributed to the off-road drive mode that cleverly combines the steering and traction control systems to keep the vehicle on its intended path with ease. Depending on the trim level, the CX-50 also has either 8.3 or 8.6 inches of ground clearance; the latter figure is comparable to the outdoorsy Subaru Forester's (8.7 inches). There's also the CX-50 Meridian Edition that adds all-terrain tires.
The 2023 CX-50 will be Mazda's first vehicle to come out of the new Huntsville, Alabama, plant that is a joint venture with Toyota. You can choose between the base 187-horsepower four-cylinder engine and the more muscular turbo version that cranks out a healthy 256 hp when using 93 octane gas. Yes, these are the same engines offered with the CX-5. But the CX-50 is rated to tow more — up to 3,500 pounds with the turbo engine, which is quite good for a small SUV and enough to easily pull a small trailer or boat.
Key rivals to the CX-50, besides its CX-5 sibling, include the redesigned Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4. Among these choices, the CX-50 is an excellent alternative for those seeking a fun and engaging drive. Check out our test team's Expert Rating below for a complete evaluation of the CX-50's performance, utility and more.
Edmunds Expert Rating
Our VerdictThe Edmunds Vehicle Testing Team evaluates a fresh batch of vehicles every week, pairing objective assessments at our test track with real-world driving on city streets, freeways and winding roads. The data we gather results in our Expert Ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover every aspect of the automotive experience.
The Mazda CX-50 is comfortable, spacious and well appointed, with an interior that looks and feels a cut above anything else in this class. It's quick and fun to drive, too, though somewhat heavy steering and a firmer ride than some rivals are the price you pay for the engaging handling. The CX-50 commands a bit of a premium, too, but if you're looking for a small utility vehicle, it doesn't get much better than this.
How does the CX-50 drive? Mazda has made a concerted effort over the years to inject a bit of driving joy into all of its products, and for the most part it works. Mazda's vehicles tend to be among the best-driving models in their classes, and the CX-50 is no different.
The upgraded turbocharged engine, which is what our test CX-50 had, is powerful and helps make the CX-50 one of the quickest vehicles in its class. You're never short on power, and the transmission is good at finding the right gear at the right time. Zero-to-60 mph acceleration in our testing took 7.2 seconds. That's slower than a turbo CX-5 we tested but still decently quick for a small SUV.
It handles well, too. It's no sports car, but body roll is mild and kept in check better than on most other small crossovers. You're not going to lose your lunch if your drive is particularly curvy. The quick, responsive steering helps the buttoned-down feeling, though we found it requires a bit more muscle than we'd expect for comfortable low-speed maneuvering. Driving through a winding neighborhood shouldn't be work.
How comfortable is the CX-50? The same suspension that gives the CX-50 its engaging handling gives it a firmer ride than some of the competition. That's not to say it's teeth-rattling; you just feel more of the road than you do in others. Bumps are still muted, and the comfortable seats help you settle in even further. The front seats offer decent padding and side bolstering, but we found the rear bench to be a bit flat. Heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are available. Passengers won't have much to complain about in terms of road noise. While it's a bit loud at full throttle, it settles down nicely, with only a mild amount of wind and road noise on the highway.
The climate control system is simple in the best sort of way. It uses real buttons and knobs rather than locking everything to the touchscreen or unresponsive capacitive touch controls. It's all easy to see and reach, and rear passengers will really appreciate the air vents.
How’s the interior? There's plenty of space for passengers in both rows. Mazda nailed the driving position too. The seats are upright but still low enough that it's easy to get in and out. There's ample adjustment for both the seat and steering wheel, and outside of a hard-to-reach touchscreen, nothing is too much of a stretch.
We found it odd that the main screen interface only has active touch functions when you're using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Otherwise, using any of Mazda's native infotainment functions requires using the console-mounted dial. The system is easy to operate, however, and the dial is well placed, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road. The CX-50 is easy to see out of, and the available surround-view camera helps out even more.
How’s the tech? Mazda includes a decent array of standard in-car tech and driver aids with the CX-50. Apple CarPlay with wireless connectivity and Android Auto are included on all trims, and there are multiple USB-A ports for charging. A wireless charging pad is available, though we rarely got it to function with an iPhone. Mazda's built-in navigation system is clear and easy to use, and you can use voice commands to input addresses or change radio stations. The available Bose audio system is among the better ones you'll find in this class.
The CX-50 includes a decent array of standard driver aids, including blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. They work well and we didn't notice any false readings during our testing. The adaptive cruise holds good gaps and will bring you down to a full stop in traffic.
How’s the storage? The CX-50's cargo area doesn't quite match what its longer-than-average proportions might suggest. With 31.4 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 56.3 cubic feet of space with the 60/40-split rear seats folded down, overall cargo space is near the bottom of the small crossover class. Cargo space in the rest of the cabin is much better thanks to a sizable and well-designed center console and spacious door pockets. If you need it, the CX-50 is capable of towing 2,000 pounds with its base engine and 3,500 pounds with the turbocharged engine. The latter is near top-of-the-class.
Got kids? The rear seat has Isofix anchors mounted under covers, so they're easy to find and access. There's decent space to maneuver, and even larger seats shouldn't have any issues fitting.
How’s the fuel economy? The base-engine CX-50 gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined. With the upgraded turbo engine, that estimate drops to 25 mpg combined. Neither figure is particularly great for a small SUV. At least our turbocharged test vehicle met its combined rating in our hands, achieving 25.7 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route. Unlike some rivals, you can select the top CX-50 trim separate from the top engine, so you can get features without the turbo engine if you like.
Is the CX-50 a good value? There's no getting around the fact that the CX-50 is one of the most expensive vehicles in its class. The flip side is that Mazda includes all-wheel drive as standard and a pleasing collection of features. Like many Mazdas of late, the interior is a step up from what you'll find elsewhere too. Fit and finish is excellent, and the overall design and choice of materials make it feel worth the premium you'll pay. There's soft padding on the dash, and all of the buttons and knobs have a nice feel to them. Details like that matter.
Mazda's standard three-year/36,000-mile basic and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty are average, as is three years/36,000 miles of roadside assistance.
The CX-50 doesn't look dramatically different from Mazda's current lineup, but that's not a bad thing in our eyes. The design is handsome, and the wide fenders make it look squat and a bit rugged. The interior is handsome, too, and the whole thing comes together in a way that makes the CX-50 feel a bit more charming than most modern people-movers.
It's less boring too. It's not going to tear up racetracks, but the CX-50 won't erode your soul in the same way some other spiritless crossovers tend to.
Which CX-50 does Edmunds recommend?
Strong overall performance is one of the Mazda CX-50's greatest attributes and it's best enjoyed with the potent turbocharged engine. The Turbo trim is the least expensive model with that engine and strikes a good balance between price and features. More conservative drivers likely won't need that power, so we'd recommend the Preferred trim for them.
Mazda CX-50 models
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is a small SUV with seating for five. It's offered in 10 trim levels: S, Select, Preferred, Preferred Plus, Premium, Premium Plus, Turbo, Turbo Meridian, Turbo Premium and Turbo Premium Plus. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (187 horsepower, 186 lb-ft of torque) that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-50 Turbo models have a turbocharged engine that's good for 256 hp and 320 lb-ft on 93 octane fuel. Using lower octane fuels is permitted but will reduce power slightly. All-wheel-drive is standard on all CX-50 models. Other feature highlights for the CX-50 include:
Starts you off with plenty of features that include:
17-inch alloy wheels
Remote keyless entry and keyless start
Partial digital instrument panel
8.8-inch center touchscreen display
Eight-speaker audio system
Apple CarPlay (with wireless connectivity) and Android Auto smartphone integration
Standard advanced driver aids features include:
Frontal collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)
Lane keeping assist (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
Automatic high beams
Adds several convenience upgrades, including:
Tinted rear passenger windows
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Overhead storage and lighting
Partial simulated leather upholstery
60/40-split folding rear seats
Bigger 10.25-inch center touchscreen display
Rear USB ports
A prime candidate for cold-weather regions thanks to:
Windshield wiper de-icer
Front and rear center armrests
Power-adjustable driver's seat
Heated front seats
This is a bit of an oddball trim since it only adds one item:
Delves into the luxury aspect of the CX-50, with items including:
Power-adjustable front passenger seat
Driver's seat memory functions
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
12-speaker Bose premium audio
Caps the features list for the non-turbocharged models with:
Ventilated front seats
Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line on the windshield)
The more powerful Turbo trim loses the power-folding mirrors, head-up display and ventilated seats and reverts to the base eight-speaker audio system. Added features include:
Self-leveling adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn the steering wheel for better illumination in curves)
Turbo Meridian Edition
The Meridian Edition is the rugged outdoorsy trim and can handle some moderately challenging terrain. Upgrades include:
18-inch alloy wheels
Unique styling treatments and decals
This trim gets back on the luxury path by adding:
Ventilated front seats
Heated steering wheel
12-speaker Bose premium audio
Turbo Premium Plus
At the top of the lineup, the Turbo Premium Plus trim is essentially the fully loaded version with:
Heated rear seats
Wireless charging pad
Universal garage door opener
Surround-view monitor (gives you a top-down view of the vehicle and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)
Reverse automatic braking (applies the brakes automatically to avoid an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)
Blind-spot intervention (automatically steers the car back into its lane if you try to change lanes while a car is in the vehicle's blind spot)
I love the color exterior and interior, the amber lights in the front at night. It looks like a luxury vehicle but something you can take off roading because of the trim. Love the darkness of the tires. I love the moon roof, the controls for the screen and the simple clean dashboard. I like how easy it is to put the seats down. The car has all the features I’ve wanted for safety and … technology and it is all wheel drive which I need. It has sports mode to get me on the Highway quickly and off roading mode which is good because I like to go to the mountains and I live on a ranch. I like the wireless apple car play and that the charger is hidden in the middle console and there is a space for the cord to come out so it’s not bent or messy looking. I like how the middle console is easy to keep clean. I love the reflection screen of the speedometer and that screen tells you if someone is on either side of you. The back up camera is crisp and easy to use. I love the boze sound system and the motion sensing windshield wipers. The only thing is it doesn’t work super well with mist but I’m sure that’s pretty normal. I love the bar racks on top it makes it look cool but they whistle really loud when driving so I’ll have to take them off unless they’re being used which is fine. Then I wish the moon roof would open all the way but that’s ok. I love the air conditioned seats and the heating seats too. Wish the steering wheel did the same, maybe that’s on a different model. When I’m getting out of the car to go I’m really quick to like get gas or something I’ll leave it on and lock it since my dog is in there. When you come back the apple car play won’t hook back up. In my forester it would. That’s just a tiny but annoying but not a big problem and I wish the gas tank would hold like one more gallon but surprisingly I goes a while without needing gas. Good gas milage. So far so good!
5/5 stars, Luxury Ride
2.5 S Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Amazing ride with superior styling has a Bose stereo and all sophisticated safety seats are Comfortable.
4/5 stars, Nice, but with a few caveats
2.5 S Preferred Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I’ve had my 2023 CX-50 preferred plus in polymetal gray for about 3 weeks now, and have about 1k miles on it. Here are my thoughts.
- Comfortable, even on long drives.
- Excellent handling. Classic Mazda.
- Build quality is solid. Much nicer than the alternatives at this price point.
- Very surefooted. Haven’t done any significant off-roading yet, but zero problems so far … on dirt roads and grass parking lots.
- The dial controlled infotainment system has grown on me. Seemed weird at first, but it really is less distracting than the finicky touchscreen on my last car.
- Plenty of room for four people, with a decent amount of trunk space.
- The panoramic sunroof is a nice touch. Will get lots of use out of it once the weather cools off some.
- Power with the base engine is perfectly adequate. The turbo would have been fun, but it’s certainly not a must-have for day to day use.
- Fuel mileage has been kind of disappointing. Combined average (for me, about 2/3 city and 1/3 highway) struggles to break 24 mpg. Not catastrophic, but definitely under the EPA estimate. May try to feed it premium gas next tank to see if that makes a difference.
- The Mazda Connect app is kind of awful. In theory, it should be helpful…but it doesn’t work consistently, and is slow as molasses even when it does work. If it were just telematics and marketing stuff, I wouldn’t care. But it’s the only way to use the remote start. Why couldn’t they have just put that function on the key fob??
- The road noise at highway speeds on some surfaces can get a little annoying. It’s not constant, so it might just be the OEM tires on rougher surfaces. But definitely take it up to highway speeds on your test drive to make sure it’s something you can live with.
[MUSIC PLAYING] LAUREN MCCAY: It already feels like it is going to be a hot, hot summer. And when it's a scorcher out, there's nothing like having your favorite kind of ice cream as the perfect antidote. Mmm, so good. But what happens when your favorite flavor gets a little competition? Well, that's essentially what we have going on today with these three small SUVs.
Hey, what's up? I'm Lauren McCay from Edmunds, a fan favorite flavor. Say that 10 times fast. Especially among young professionals and couples, the Honda CR-V has two new competitors on the market.
And in this video, we're going to see how they match up. Which vehicle is the best family vehicle for you, while also reminding you why the CR-V is usually our flavor of choice. And my buddy, Ryan ZumAllen, is here with me to talk all things cars. Ryan, are you ready for this?
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Lauren, I got my ice cream. I'm ready to go. Let's do this.
LAUREN MCCAY: Do it. But first, don't wait, go ahead right now and hit that like Subscribe button so you can catch all of our videos. And if you're in the market, head over to edmunds.com/sellmycar so you can get a cash offer today.
When people ask you about your favorite flavor, the inevitable comes next. Why? So here's why we-- and so many others-- love the CR-V. And let's just be clear, this isn't just affection here. This is cold, hard facts, as it's our top rated small SUV. And it's been that way for years. For what you get it's incredibly cost efficient. It ranges anywhere between $28,000 and $38,000, not bad at all.
We've bought and owned a few CR-Vs over the years ourselves. You can go check out the videos we did on it a while back. Now, I should note that this is the current and outgoing generation of the CR-V. They are coming up with a new one, and it's a full redesign. We got a little peek at it. You can check out Alister's video on that.
So overall, it's practical, fuel efficient, has exceptional cargo space, and so much more, which totally makes sense why it came in at number three as the best selling car in the world last year.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Well said, Lauren. And no doubt, the CR-V makes a really strong case, but I want to take a minute and talk about the Kia Sportage over there. It's a 2023 model and it's been fully redesigned. Not only that, but this is the fifth generation of the Sportage. So it's been around a little while now. It also comes at a good price. It ranges between almost $27,000 and $38,000.
So it's not too far off from the CR-V, but here's the main thing with the new Sportage. A few years ago, Kia hit an absolute home-run with the Telluride, and it's been our Edmunds Top Rated SUV for three years in a row. Now, some of those features from the Telluride have been trickling down into other Kia models. So if the Sportage got some of that DNA, it could pose a serious threat here.
LAUREN MCCAY: All right, Ryan, I feel you. You make some good points. And Kia has been stepping it up.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Definitely.
LAUREN MCCAY: Who's also stepping up, well, actually, stepping out is Mazda with this brand new CX-50. Not to be confused with the CX-5, though they're very similar. You could think of them as, like, first cousins.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: That works.
LAUREN MCCAY: First cousins.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Yeah.
LAUREN MCCAY: Yeah. It is a little pricier than both the CR-V and Sportage, ranging between $28,000 and $43,000, but we have a bit of a sweet spot for Mazdas because their MO usually consists of some sporty performance flair in their vehicles. And that's one thing that we really like. So Ryan, we have one that has a very established rep, another that's trying to enhance its rep a bit--
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Yes.
LAUREN MCCAY: And the other that's trying to build a new rep.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Definitely. And the only way-- we're still talking ice cream, right?
LAUREN MCCAY: Of course.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: OK. To know which flavor we like the best is to do a deeper dive. While we love the Honda CR-V, its engine isn't our favorite of the bunch here. A turbocharged 1.5 liter and it's plenty competent, maybe even a little quick, but speed is not why you buy a CR-V. That little engine makes 190 horsepower and it's sent through a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. Which we don't usually like, but this one isn't bad. And the whole experience feels smooth and consistent.
We've tested one just like this from 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds. It gets the job done. The CR-V is EPA rated at 30 MPG combined for front wheel drive models and 29 MPG all-wheel drive versions, like this one. But depending on how you drive, you can beat it pretty easily. In fact, on our evaluation loop we registered over 35 MPG in 115 miles. Wow.
LAUREN MCCAY: The Mazda CX-50, on the other hand, is a delight. The base 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine makes 187 horsepower. But our tester is the optional turbocharged version, and that baby has 256 horses. Get the turbo and you get a clear emphasis on the CX-50's sporty nature compared with the Honda and Kia. We tested the CX-50 with its turbo engine from 0 to 60 and 7.2 seconds. Mighty quick for an affordable compact SUV. But more than that, the power is responsive, smooth, and happy to stretch its legs. Reminding us why Mazda holds a sweet spot in our hearts when it comes to driving enjoyment.
Now, as for fuel economy, the CX-50 is EPA rated at 27 MPG combined for the base engine and 25 MPG combined for the turbo. Quite a ways off from the CR-V. On our test route, it got 25.8 MPG, a little better than expected, but you can definitely have a trade off for that fun experience.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Now, for the Sportage. Oh, Sportage, Sportage, Sportage. This little guy comes with a 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder under the hood, making 187 horsepower. Right in the same ballpark as the CR-V and the CX-50's base engine. So why is it so much slower? We tested this Sportage from 0 to 60 in 9.6 seconds. 9.6, that is awfully slow. And it's immediately noticeable. Not exactly what you want to hear about your new completely redesigned SUV.
I know, you must get pretty great fuel economy in that case, right? Not so much. The Sportage is EPA rated at 28 MPG combined for front wheel drive and 25 MPG combined for all wheel drive, like this one. On our route, it came back with 26.4 MPG. So it's far slower than a CX-50 and far thirstier than a CR-V. Not exactly a stellar showing in this department.
Here's a quick word on off-roading. Now, neither of these cars are what you would traditionally think of as off-roaders, but there is some extra capability here. So maybe think of them as soft-roaders plus. For the Kia Sportage, it comes with 8.3 inches of ground clearance in this all wheel drive model. And that's not too bad. Also, in the Sportage X-Pro model, all wheel drive is included and it comes with these surprisingly beefy BFGoodrich all terrain tires.
There's also a locking center differential to give you extra traction and capability in slippery surfaces. That's not bad. And as we move on to the Mazda CX-50, now the CX-50 is only available with all wheel drive, period. And it's got 8.6 inches of ground clearance, which is the most of all three cars here. There's even an off-road driving mode to optimize traction in the drive settings once you get off the pavement.
So if you notice that there's a little extra black plastic cladding on these cars, now you know why. They do have a little bit of off-road intention. At least more than your typical family SUV. As for the CR-V, it doesn't quite have the list of credentials that these two do. On the other hand, I've taken it camping. I've driven it through snow, ice, mud, water, all kinds of stuff and that thing's traction control is pretty impressive through most conditions. It's just that these two take it to a new level.
LAUREN MCCAY: When they said redesign, they really meant redesign, because this Sportage is a lot roomier. And actually, Kia has increased the length and wheelbase, which now makes this a smidge bigger than the CR-V. There's a little extra legroom in the back and some extra headroom up here in the front. The tech inside of here is also pretty sick.
Not many of its rivals have things like ventilated seats. That feels pretty good, or how about a heated steering wheel? Now, that's pretty nice. This would have came in clutch when I was driving through Ohio in all the winters. All right, and check this out. There's a blind spot camera right in the speedometer that pops on the second you flip on your turn signal. It's really easy to look at, right in front of you. Not complicated at all.
So yes, there are some really neat things in here, but to be honest, one thing that I'm not totally feeling is the storage space up here in the front. I check out this center console here. And I can stick my arm through. There's not-- it's pretty shallow. Not much space inside there. And then, yeah, they give you a little cubby here maybe for a little snack of almonds. But if I wanted to put my breakfast or my purse here, I wouldn't have the room. So I'm not really a fan of this storage space.
Kia also added this interesting cluster of controls located right here underneath the center touch screen. It works the climate, navigation, and audio-- a 3-in-one system-- and a very clever way to keep this dash looking sleek. Now, the one thing that I really care about is how I'm going to plug-in my phone and get my music going because that's what I need to really make my drive amazing.
All right. So I'm going to plug it in, let's see how hard or difficult this is going to be. OK.
Now we're talking. Not bad on the sound quality. Kind of gets me in the vibes. But here's the thing with the Sportage, you can either do a USB hookup or you can use your Bluetooth. USB hookup, very easy. Plug it in, hit Confirm, you're good. Now, with the Bluetooth, there are a couple of menus that you have to get through to set it up. But the good news is once you get through those, it's your car. So you're hooked up forever.
And Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard for, not just this vehicle, but the other two as well. So you're going to be good with your phone no matter what. Keeping it simple, sticking to the basics, that's what Mazda has done with this CX-50. And personally, I'm here for it. A lot of cars nowadays are going with that sleek, high-tech cockpit like what we just saw in the Sportage-- but nah, not Mazda.
They are putting the driving experience front and center, and leaving all that techie stuff behind, very similar to the CX-5. So this screen for the infotainment system is about 10 inches, which even in the most basic trim for this model, you're going to get a little over 8 inches for the screen. It's a touch screen, which I usually like, but it's far away. It's not like the Sportage where it's right here in front of you, so then you're kind of forced to use this click wheel, which is-- just-- I'm not a fan of. It's a little clunky and it's just not easy to use.
Now, of course, I'm looking for a concert in my car while I drive. I'm plugging up with my cable. The awkward thing about this is if you want to use a cord, you have to go through the center console, which is just odd that it's there and not in the dash. But let's get into this music. Let's see how it sounds.
All right. So yeah, there's sound, but it actually reminds me of-- if you look at a picture and you start to zoom in, it gets pixelated. That's what the audio quality feels like once it gets to a certain point and gets a little louder. So not totally my favorite, not a whole concert. But look, before I move on, I do have to say this interior is pretty impressive. So I'm 5'4" and usually headroom is not really an issue for me, but if you or someone riding with you is a little bit taller, it could be a little limiting. So it's just something to consider.
Last, but certainly not least, is the CR-V. First off, the car door openings are nice and wide. I took it for a spin over the weekend and my puppy, Sonny, who's only 5 months and getting comfortable getting in and out of cars, handled it like a champ. Now, sitting here I feel very comfortable. I'm able to move the seat and wheel to adjust to exactly how I like it. And since I'm short, that's always a plus.
OK, ladies, this was the kicker for me. Where to put my purse. This center console, boom, fits like a glove. Doesn't move around. And I know how much of a struggle that can be, which brings me to why we love the CR-V's in the first place. It's the space. You have plenty of space to put things. And also plenty of space to put people. Hey, guys!
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Hey!
LAUREN MCCAY: But seriously, its dimensions are generally larger than its rivals. The rear seats are among the biggest you'll find in a small SUV. And even though the Sportage grew, it's still not as roomy as this. The CR-V is just a fun, spacious functional car. The biggest downside is this control setup. It's not very intuitive and some of the onscreen buttons are just small and difficult to locate, especially while driving.
The touchscreen menu for navigation is also a bit clunky. Hopefully, they fix that. All right, Apple CarPlay time. Let's see how this works.
The music quality is stellar. Definitely concert level, right?
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Ah-huh, yeah. As Lauren mentioned, I know because I was back here eavesdropping, storage is one of our favorite aspects of the CR-V. It's huge back here. This is truly the CR-V's defining trait. There's nearly 40 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, and you can even lower down the floor by a rung if you need just a little bit extra.
Plus, just by pulling these handles on either side, I can easily fold down the rear seats. That essentially doubles your storage capacity. On top of all that, there's all that extra storage capacity in the front that Lauren already showed you. Now, when it comes to installing child seats, the CR-V is pretty easy to use. There are latches located between the rear seat cushions, which normally we don't like so much, but these are pretty easy to access.
One thing you should know, though, is that where some crossovers have three latch points in the back seats here, the CR-V only has two. The only minor shortfall in this category is the CR-V's towing capability. It has a maximum capacity of only 1,500 pounds. That's enough for a really small trailer, but other small SUVs can tow upwards of 3,500 pounds.
As for the Mazda, since we've got the turbocharged engine in this car, that means the CX-50 can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Now, for context, that's enough for things like ATVs, jet skis, and maybe even a small boat. If that doesn't sound like a whole lot, remember it's more than double what the CR-V can do. On the downside, storage capacity is just not one of the strong points for the CX-50.
It's pretty deep back here, but the ceiling is low, the floor is high, and it's not configurable. There's about 31 cubic feet of space back here, which remember, is down quite a bit from the CR-V. You do have easy-to-use handles back here to lower the second row and create more space. But you're just not going to get as much here as you will in some other small SUVs. Remember, storage isn't all that great in the front either. So cargo capacity is just not a reason to choose the CX-50, which is a definite negative when you're shopping for a family SUV, of all things.
And speaking of families, if you're putting child seats in the second row, there are easy-to-access isofix latch points. Just be careful with the covers. They will get lost. Finally, there are three top tether points, so you can position child seats basically wherever you want. So that's one positive for the family aspect of the CX-50, at least.
OK, you've just heard me rave about how much space is inside the CR-V, but Kia must have been listening because they really came after it with this new Sportage. There is even more space inside the Sportage behind the rear seats than there is in the CR-V. OK, only by a little bit, but still, that's a pretty big deal. It also has a nice, low lift over height, and the cargo area is plenty deep and wide.
Now, all you have to do is pull on these little levers on either side and you'll drop the rear seats. Plus, remember, there is pretty impressive space in the front. Storage seems to be a pretty big win for the Sportage. When it comes to installing kid seats, there are easy to find latches in the second row. Now, just like the CR-V, they're located between the cushions, but in the Sportage they stick out significantly further so they're much easier to access.
There are also three easy to access tether points in the back here, too. And finally, when it comes to towing, the Sportage falls right in the middle of our three car comparison here. Its maximum capacity is 2,500 pounds. Not really enough to write home about, but probably plenty for whatever you're going to use it for. Take the Sportage camping, why not?
LAUREN MCCAY: All right. So driving in the CR-V, it's clearly a fan favorite, and it's evident why with me driving in it now. It's smooth and the handling, the steering is very precise. And it's just really comfortable. I feel secure in it. I don't feel like I'm toss and turned any kind of way. It's just a good practical car. So when it comes to acceleration, it feels quick right away, but it's not a fast car. You're not going to be zooming around town.
In our 0 to 60 testing it finished middle of the pack. So it's not super fast. It's not super slow. It's just right in the middle. Again, getting at that practical feature that it does have. In our testing, we found that depending on the driver, you can get up to 35 MPG. Now, I drove it around for about four days around LA, and I only had to fill up gas once. To me, that's really impressive.
All right, if I had to be nitpicky and pick one thing that is a downside, I would say the fact that I wouldn't be able to do much off-roading with this, like with the other two. So Ryan mentioned that earlier. It's a little bit of a downside. But the reality is, none of them are.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Let's talk driving the Mazda CX-50. Now, the first thing you notice from behind the wheel is that powerful engine, which we already mentioned is the strongest of the three and you can feel it as soon as you step on the gas. That turbo kicks in and we're off in a hurry. We tested the CX-50 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds, which is awfully quick for an affordable family SUV.
In fact, the CX-50 is just sporty in general. You can feel it through the responsive brake pedal and you can definitely feel it through the quick and agile steering, which reacts just about instantly. This is about as sporty as things get for this class of crossover SUV. Now, there is a downside to that. I don't know that sportiness should be the first thing you're looking for in a family SUV. And the reason for that is there are drawbacks.
You know, this really responsive steering also comes off kind of heavy and difficult to maneuver around at low speeds and parking lots, and situations like that. It creates a lot of work on your shoulders compared to some other competitors. On top of that, that really sporty engine is also the thirstiest of the three here when it comes to fuel economy. And this sporty suspension, which helps the CX-50 feel agile and nimble on the road, can also be pretty stiff and unforgiving if you're going over rough road surfaces.
Now, I don't know about you, but I don't always drive my family SUV like I'm in time attack or race mode. And any time I do get a little bit excited, if there's other people in the car with me, it doesn't take long for somebody to yell out, "take it Earnhardt." So just keep in mind that with the CX-50 you're going to make some sacrifices in the name of that sporty driving feel. Namely when it comes to road comfort and general ease of use.
Now, personally, that's a trade off I'm willing to make because it's just that fun to drive. But it's a question you should ask yourself, definitely.
LAUREN MCCAY: All right. So we're in the Kia Sportage and just right off the top here, unfortunately, the engine. You can feel that it lacks power just right off the top as you're driving. I literally feel like I have to push heavy footed on this pedal just to get enough acceleration to speed up. And that's what we're finding is really difficult, and sort of a downfall of the engine in general with the Sportage. It just is anemic in power.
So let me give you a scenario just to put it in real world context. When you're trying to pass someone on the freeway to change lanes, it's quite difficult. I'm finding that I'm ending up having to use the brake and just slow down and fall back instead of using the gas to accelerate because it's just too slow. Now, that's especially true here in LA, unless the person is, like, really nice. It happens, but rarely.
All that being said, the ride is relatively smooth if you're just going from A to B, you're going to stay around in the city, in the neighborhood. Maybe drop the kids off at school. Go to grocery stores. And there are some pluses inside. Love the interior. The tech is really cool. So it is going to be a decent ride. It's just when you want that power, and if you want that power, it just lacks in that area. So that's definitely something to consider. The overall ride, if you keep it simple, isn't bad.
So overall, the Sportage and the CX-50 have definite pros and cons. I think that's clear. But they're also holding their own against the CR-V, but is it enough, is the question.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: Yeah, here's the thing. There are just so many things to like about the CR-V and that makes it really hard to beat. I mean, you get all that space and great fuel economy at a pretty solid price, too. And on top of that, there's a fully redesigned model that's coming out any day now.
LAUREN MCCAY: That's fair.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: But it looks like we actually do have a winner.
LAUREN MCCAY: Yes, Ryan, indeed we do. The CX-50 came very close. It's really the luxury interior that it has, and the driving experience that put it very close, but the CR-V is still king. Because overall, it's just a good practical family car.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: For sure.
LAUREN MCCAY: And that's what we promised you we would bring you. So I guess this is the end of the video, huh?
RYAN ZUMALLEN: I guess so. I'm out of ice cream, what about you?
LAUREN MCCAY: I'm out, actually. I'm just scraping. Cheers, we deserved it.
RYAN ZUMALLEN: We do. Cheers, Lauren. Thanks for watching.
Small SUV Comparison Test | Honda CR-V vs. Kia Sportage vs. Mazda CX-50
The Honda CR-V has been one of the best selling and most popular small SUVs in America for some time now. But with the redesign of the Kia Sportage and the release of the new Mazda Cx-50, the CR-V has some new competition. In this video, Lauren McCay and Ryan ZumMallen from Edmunds… present our small SUV comparison test of the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. 2023 Kia Sportage vs. 2023 Mazda CX-50, and talk about what sets each one apart and how the newcomers stack up against the CR-V. Lauren and Ryan dissect each of these small SUVs, comparing their engines and MPG and take a look at their interiors, tech features, and cargo space. Lauren and Ryan then head to the streets to see how each compact SUVs handles out in the real world. Do the Kia Sportage and Mazda Cx-50 have what it takes to compete with the Honda CR-V? Which small SUV is best for your family? We answer these questions and more in our small SUV comparison test of the Honda CR-V vs. Kia Sportage vs. Mazda Cx-50.
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Our experts’ favorite CX-50 safety features:
Lane Keep Assist
Makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane.
Rear Smart Brake Support
Applies the brakes automatically to avoid an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle.
Blind Spot Prevention
Steers the car back into its lane if you try to change lanes while a car is in the vehicle's blind spot.
Mazda CX-50 vs. the competition
2023 Mazda CX-50
2023 Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-50 vs. Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V has been a class leader since it was last redesigned in 2017. For 2023, the CR-V gets a full redesign inside and out. Initial information points to the new model benefitting from everything that made its predecessor great: a spacious cabin, ample comfort, and plenty of clever storage solutions. It's not as fun to drive as the CX-50, but it looks like it'll be nearly unbeatable when it comes to practicality.
We're including the Forester Wilderness trim since it's a rival to the CX-50 Meridian Edition. Both are capable of tackling moderately challenging off-road terrain and have more than 8 inches of ground clearance. The Subaru, though, isn't as powerful as the CX-50 and its interior isn't as refined, but for outward-bound shoppers, it's worth a comparison drive.
It's unusual for a carmaker to have two vehicles competing against each other, but that's precisely what's going on with the new Mazda CX-50 and CX-5. There are countless similarities between them, from engines to the interior and technology. Go with the CX-50 if you want a ride with enhanced towing and off-road abilities. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mazda CX-5.
Initially, it seems odd that Mazda has come out with the 2023 CX-50. This all-new small SUV shares showroom floor space with the existing and similarly sized CX-5 SUV. Then again, with vehicle inventory being so low at the moment, perhaps having an additional model to sell alongside the praiseworthy CX-5 is a good idea.
In actuality, there are several reasons why the 2023 Mazda CX-50 exists. For starters, it has added appeal for drivers seeking more excitement and performance than the typical small SUV delivers, and it further complements those qualities with improved off-road and towing capabilities compared to the CX-5. As is usually the case, these enhancements come with their own set of advantages and drawbacks, and those drawbacks may be enough to steer shoppers back to the more conventional CX-5. It makes sense then that Mazda will sell both the CX-5 and CX-50 concurrently.
How does the CX-50 drive?
The 2023 CX-50 will be Mazda's first vehicle to come out of the new Huntsville, Alabama, plant that is a joint venture with Toyota. You can choose between the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (187 horsepower, 186 lb-ft of torque) and the turbocharged version (256 hp, 320 lb-ft on 93 octane fuel or 227 hp, 310 lb-ft on 87 octane). These are the same engines offered with the CX-5 and are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with standard all-wheel drive.
We had the opportunity to drive the turbocharged model and came away impressed. Acceleration is brisk and is accompanied by a pleasing engine note and quick gear changes. We expect the CX-50 to accelerate to 60 mph in the 6.5-second range, which is comparable to the CX-5 with the same turbocharged engine. It has more than enough power for the majority of drivers and should bring a smile to those who seek performance.
As well as the CX-50 accelerates, its handling is what sets it apart. It's surprisingly sporty, and on some very challenging twisting roads, this compact SUV could be as fun to drive as a much smaller hatchback. The firm suspension keeps body roll in check when cornering, and the all-wheel drive supplies an abundance of traction when it's powering out of a curve. It's wildly rewarding and unusual for an SUV that doesn't have a BMW or Porsche badge on it.
Sporty handling has long been one of Mazda's key traits, but the CX-50 has another trick up its sleeve: off-road capabilities. While most compact SUVs could tackle a rutted dirt road or perhaps some light terrain, the CX-50 proves it can handle much more. We drove the CX-50 on a prepared off-road course, and it easily cruised along a dirt trail and ascended a steep hill. Even though hill descent control isn't available, this small SUV remained very controllable when pointed down the even steeper backside of the climb. These abilities are unusual for an SUV that doesn't have a Jeep badge on it.
Much of the CX-50's adventure abilities can be attributed to the new Off-road drive mode that cleverly combines the steering and traction control systems to keep the vehicle on its intended path with ease. Depending on the trim level, the CX-50 also has either 8.3 or 8.6 inches of ground clearance; the latter figure is comparable to the outdoorsy Subaru Forester's (8.7 inches). A CX-50 Turbo Meridian Edition will also debut later in the year with all-terrain tires, tougher-looking styling cues and more available outdoor-specific accessories.
How comfortable is the CX-50?
There is a price to be paid for the CX-50's exceptional handling abilities, and that is a very firm ride quality. We think the typical driver will find it too stiff, in fact. You'll feel every imperfection in the road, and undulations will result in some rather noticeable jostling too.
On a smooth highway, however, the CX-50 is pleasantly calm and comfortable. The front seats provide adequate cushioning for long drives and decent lateral support when you're tossing the vehicle around in the curves. As well as the CX-50 handles, we'd welcome more aggressively bolstered sport seats as an option. Road noise is more noticeable than in other SUVs in the class, and it can become downright intrusive on coarse asphalt surfaces. At highway speeds, we also noticed some wind noise around the mirrors.
How's the CX-50's interior?
A lot of new cars these days are adopting a sleek, high-tech cockpit with big touchscreens, digital gauges and minimal buttons. But the Mazda CX-50 sticks to a simple style — we're happy for that. Mazda puts the driving experience front and center and aims to minimize distractions from technology or other features. The interior design, with its broad horizontal dash and small infotainment display on top, has many similarities to the CX-5's.
The materials used throughout the cabin are slightly higher quality than what you'd find in competing vehicles from Honda, Hyundai and Kia. There's plenty of passenger space up front and the rear seats can easily accommodate adults. Taller occupants may be at the limit for headroom back there, but legroom should be adequate. Sadly, the rear seats do not slide or recline.
How's the CX-50's tech?
Technology isn't as high a priority as it is in some other SUVs. That said, the tech features that are available are well tuned and easy to use. The infotainment system has either an 8.8-inch center display screen (base 2.5 S trim level) or a 10.25-inch display (every other trim). You control the infotainment system with a dial controller on the center console, but the display works as a touchscreen too. The touchscreen functionality is best when you're integrating your phone by way of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, both of which can operate wirelessly.
The CX-50 comes standard with all of the typical advanced driver aids such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane keeping assist. We never experienced any glitches or false alarms from the CX-50 during our initial test drive. The adaptive cruise control does an excellent job of maintaining the gap to vehicles in front with smooth braking and acceleration, and it's very helpful on long stretches of highway cruising. The available surround-view camera system also gives a good indication of obstacles around the vehicle. It's particularly helpful when off-roading, but the cameras only operate up to 10 mph.
How are the CX-50's storage and towing?
Behind the rear seats, the CX-50 can hold up to 31.4 cubic feet of cargo. That's marginally better than the CX-5, but is quite a bit smaller than other SUVs in this class. By comparison, the Honda CR-V can hold up to 39.2 cubic feet. The space itself is narrower and longer than in the CX-5, something that Mazda says should be a plus for adventure-bound owners and their gear.
Interior storage is adequate but not impressive. You get a small rubberized tray to keep your phone in place, and a few moderately sized cupholders, bins and door pockets. You might be wanting for more storage on a road trip.
The CX-50 once again distinguishes itself from much of the class, but this time in regard to towing. The base engine is limited to 2,000 pounds while the turbo maxes out at 3,500 pounds. Many rivals are limited to under 2,000 pounds, and the CX-50 has the added bonus of a specific drive mode for towing. Like the Off-road mode, it combines the steering, engine and traction control systems to make a trailer feel less like a burden by making it easier to keep the vehicle centered in its lane and tracking straight.
How economical is the CX-50?
Mazda estimates the base engine will return 27 mpg combined (24 city/27 highway) and puts the turbocharged engine a bit lower at 25 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway). These figures are a few mpg below what other rival SUVs get. The all-wheel-drive Subaru Forester gets 29 mpg combined, for example.
But since the CX-50 is being built alongside Toyotas, we're confident that some technology-sharing will take place. If that becomes a reality, we would expect a hybrid powertrain to join the CX-50 lineup within a year or so.
Mazda makes an effort to offer more performance and refinement than rivals, and the CX-50 doesn't disappoint. The enhanced off-road capability is a welcome bonus too. But the firm ride quality may be a turnoff for some people, so we suggest a thorough test drive before deciding on your purchase.
Is the Mazda CX-50 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2023 CX-50 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the CX-50 has 31.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mazda CX-50. Learn more
What's new in the 2023 Mazda CX-50?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2023 Mazda CX-50:
To determine whether the Mazda CX-50 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the CX-50. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the CX-50's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2023 Mazda CX-50 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2023 CX-50 and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2023 CX-50 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2023 Mazda CX-50?
The least-expensive 2023 Mazda CX-50 is the 2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,800.
Other versions include:
2.5 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $26,800
2.5 S Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,200
2.5 S Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $29,500
2.5 S Preferred Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $31,940
2.5 S Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $34,400
2.5 Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $36,400
2.5 S Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $36,400
2.5 Turbo Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $39,550
2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $41,550
If you're interested in the Mazda CX-50, the next question is, which CX-50 model is right for you? CX-50 variants include 2.5 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 S Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 S Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and 2.5 S Preferred Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A). For a full list of CX-50 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more
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2023 Mazda CX-50 Overview
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is offered in the following submodels: CX-50 SUV. Available styles include 2.5 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 S Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 Turbo 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2.5 Turbo Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 2.5 S Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 S Preferred Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5 S Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and 2.5 S Premium Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A).
Mazda CX-50 models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 227 hp, depending on engine type.
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 comes with all wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Quick acceleration from optional turbocharged engine
Upscale interior design
Decent off-road capability for a small crossover SUV
Ride quality is bit stiff
Slightly more expensive than rivals
Middling cargo capacity
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What is the MPG of a 2023 Mazda CX-50?
2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic,regular unleaded 27 MPG compined MPG, 24 city MPG/30 highway MPG
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