2023 Mazda CX-50 consumer reviews

$26,800 starting MSRP
side view of 2023 CX-50 Mazda
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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4.3

Solid vehicle with good handling & luxury for less

I have the white Mazda CX-50 turbo premium package with terracotta interior. It is a nice looking vehicle inside and out with many safety features to supplement the driving experience. The car is not perfect, but here is what I love about it. The turbo engine makes accelerating smooth, and before you know it, you are going 90, and it feels like 60. Passing on the highway is a breeze. It handles the curves like a champ. Even at high speeds, this little truck eats up the curves like a more expensive luxury vehicle. I haven’t taken it to the mountains yet, but I’ve taken it to Daytona Beach, where you can drive and park on the sand. The sand was unusually thick, so cars without AWD or 4 wheel drive we’re not able to enter the beach. My little Mazda truck was allowed to enter, but I was given a sand tow contact in case I got stuck. I put it in off road mode and gunned it. Not only did I not get stuck, but I was getting back and forth on the lumpy sand with no problem! I was the smallest truck on the beach next to pick up trucks and Jeep Wranglers! It was so much fun, and I was so proud of my little Mazda! I also love my ventilated seats on hot summer days and the panoramic roof. I had been dying for a Mazda with this option, and finally, the cx-50 answered the call. What I don’t like about the vehicle: You can feel the bumps more than I’m used to. This can make for a bumpy ride. The fuel efficiency is not as advertised. I average 18 in the city and 25 highway, 26 at most, which was disappointing considering the price of gas has skyrocketed. I wish the trunk space was bigger, but it helps that I can pull the rear seats down for extra cargo space. I wish the panoramic sunroof opened more than just halfway in the front, but I still prefer it to the tiny sunroof offered on the cx-5 I previously owned. I wish o could unlock all of the doors at once when I touch the front driver handle from the outside. Instead, I have to touch the handle and unlock the other doors from the inside. All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase. It is a solid ride with good handling that is fun to drive due to the turbo engine and offers luxury features for a fraction of the cost. I would not get this in the standard engine, as I made that mistake when I had the CX-5, and I could get hit by a car trying to accelerate; there is just not enough power in the standard in my opinion, but it it works for you, then go for it.

4.0

Nice addition to Mazda family

Top trim. Acceleration ok at best given engine size. Heavy vehicle. Excellent interior. Ok gas mileage. Outdated navigation and interactive system. Just connect your phone.