The Mazda CX-50 – the more rugged and adventure-oriented sibling of the CX-5 – is entering its second year in the North American market. The 2024 CX-50 makes its debut today with upgrades to its suspension, as well as new standard or optional equipment across the range. This comes at a higher MSRP compared to the 2023 model year.
The most affordable CX-50 money can buy right now costs $31,675 (including the $1,375 destination), which makes it significantly more expensive than the base 2023 CX-50 with a price tag of $28,025. However, it’s important to note that the brand is no longer listing the CX-50 2.5 S as a base model as the more equipped CX-50 2.5 S Select now takes this position. However, the latter had a starting price of $29,425 last year, making the 2024 model $2,250 more expensive. The full price for the 2024 CX-50 is listed below.
Even the base CX-50 now comes with features like a dual-zone automatic climate system, leather steering wheel and gear shifter, LED interior lighting and a 10.25-inch center screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Move up to the CX-50 2.5 S Option Package and you’ll get heated side mirrors and windshield wipers, an illuminated power boot, and an eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
Mazda brings improvements to the CX-50’s suspension by installing new dampers for a more comfortable ride on all 2024 CX-50 models. Customers also receive a recalibrated electric power assist system, which will be installed on all cars manufactured from November this year. A total of eight trim levels are offered for the refreshed SUV with the top of the range being the CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus starting at $44,675.
|Trim level||Price (including destination $1,375)|
|CX-50 2.5S Select||$31,675|
|CX-50 2.5S Preferred||$33,025|
|CX-50 2.5S Premium||$35,375|
|CX-50 2.5S Premium Plus||$38,875|
|CX-50 2.5 Turbo||$39,375|
|CX-50 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition||$42,175|
|CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium||$42,675|
|CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus||$44,675|
In the powertrain department, Mazda continues to sell solid family vehicles with a choice between two engines. The 2.5-liter mill can be had in its naturally aspirated form with 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque or as a turbocharged factory with 256 hp and 320 lb-ft (when running on 93 octane gas). All models are equipped as standard with a six-speed automatic gearbox and Mazda i-Activ all-wheel-drive system.