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2023 Mazda CX-50 Turbo



Mazda has been known for decades as a driver's brand. More recently the company has been working to shed its economy vehicle image while still being affordable. They call this idea "Mazda Premium" and it's a real thing. 

Yet Mazda remains a niche brand compared to behemoths like Toyota and Honda. Here's my challenge to you -- just test drive the Mazda and see for yourself how it drives and feels before you go buy your fourth RAV4 or CR-V in a row. That's all I'm asking. 


The Mazda CX-50 is a compact two-row crossover SUV introduced for the 2023 model year. It's sort of a replacement for the aging but popular CX-5, but it's built on the same scalable platform as the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback car, and the smaller CX-30 crossover. 

All CX-50 models feature all-wheel-drive, but you have your choice of naturally aspirated or turbocharged gas engines. There is as yet no hybrid or plug-in from Mazda in this size. You need to bump up to the larger CX-90 for a plug-in. 


The great thing about Mazda SUVs is that they all look pretty much the same. Mazda has a very definite and attractive design language, and you're basically just buying the SUV in the size you want. The Mazda SUV look is characterized by a long hood, swept-back windscreen, and very nice body shaping that catches the light, especially if you invest in one of Mazda's amazing premium colors like Soul Red Crystal Metallic for $595. 

The CX-50 is the bad boy of the lineup, with a little more lift in the suspension and protective body cladding. You really can take the CX-50 on light off-road trips, while the smaller CX-30 is more urban and the bigger CX-90 more suburban. 


Inside the cabin, you'll really notice the Mazda Premium ethos. Mazda seats are some of the most comfortable in the industry, and the company really does start every design with the driver in a comfortable pose, and then they build the vehicle around that. 

Then your touch surfaces are all carefully prepared at the level you'd expect from a premium European brand, or one of the premium Japanese brands. Compare the Mazda interior to the RAV4 or CR-V and you will be impressed. 

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Source: A Week With: 2023 Mazda CX-50 Turbo - The Detroit Bureau


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