What is the CX-50?
The Mazda CX-50 is a more rugged-looking alternative to the CX-5, and we love it. The CX-50 was brand-new for 2023 and it instantly topped our rankings as the best SUV in its segment — a class of more than a dozen very competitive crossovers. In addition to being handsome, it offers a peppy turbo powertrain, an upscale interior for the class, and a genuinely enjoyable driving experience.
For 2024, none of that is going to change. Just coming off the CX-50's debut for 2023, Mazda isn't going to mess with its winning formula right as it comes out of the starting blocks. If you're interested in a CX-50, you'll find the 2024 model very similar to the 2023, and that's no bad thing.