2023 Mazda CX-50

A new name is coming to the Mazda lineup in the form of the 2023 CX-50 SUV, which will take on compact crossover rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson, the Nissan Rogue, and the Toyota RAV4. The CX-50 will be available with either a naturally-aspirated 187-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged version of that engine making 250 horsepower. All models will come with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. A hybrid model is also in the works and it will use a power train from Toyota. The CX-50 shares a platform with the subcompact CX-30 crossover and the Mazda 3 compact car, so we expect athletic handling. Although it’s barely larger than the existing CX-5 SUV, the CX-50 wears more rugged styling elements, which is a departure from Mazda’s more refined designs elsewhere in the lineup. Mazda says that it will be sold alongside the slightly smaller CX-5, but we think it will eventually be phased out leaving the 50 as the brand’s compact SUV entrant. (from Car & Driver online)

2023 Mazda CX-50
2023 Mazda CX-50

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