2023 MAZDA CX-50 and MAZDA CX-5

2023 Mazda CX-50 vs. 2022 Mazda CX-5
2023 MAZDA CX-50


2023 MAZDA CX-5

Available Package Options

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-Cylinder


SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-Cylinder
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic


SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic
24 MPG city / 30 MPG hwy

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

24 MPG city / 30 MPG hwy

The compact crossover SUV realm continues to be captivated by the Mazda CX-5, offering Mentor drivers a trusted and affordable ride, year after year. But now, with the debut of the Mazda CX-50, Mazda aims to add a new level of panache and capability to this highly competitive segment that it has ruled over the past ten years. If you’re considering a compact SUV, comparing the Mazda CX-50 vs. Mazda CX-5 will undoubtedly bring two of the best contenders in this category into focus. Learn more with your Bedford Mazda dealer!



Performance Breakdown: MAZDA CX-50 vs. MAZDA CX-5

When it comes to performance, the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-50 share striking similarities.

As you compare Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-50 specs, you note that both models boast the same engine and transmission and come equipped with AWD and off-road modes. Nevertheless, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is slightly more off-road oriented, with six additional inches of ground clearance and a more robust towing capacity, giving it a slight edge over the Mazda CX-5. Compare Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-50 specs below.

The 2023 MAZDA CX-50 Performance Highlights:

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-Cylinder Engine
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 320 lb-ft of torque with 93 octane fuel
  • Up to 256 hp with 93 octane fuel
  • 3,500 pounds max towing capacity
  • 24 MPG city / 30 MPG highway

The 2023 MAZDA CX-5 Performance Insights:

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-Cylinder Engine
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 186 lb-ft of torque
  • 187 hp
  • 2,000 pounds max towing capacity
  • 24 MPG city / 30 MPG highway

A Look Inside the MAZDA CX-50 and MAZDA CX-5

The Mazda CX-5, though more compact than the Mazda CX-50, provides more interior space, allowing for a comfortable ride for both driver and passengers. The Mazda CX-50 showcases an 8.8-inch full-color display and 8-speaker system, whereas the Mazda CX-5 features a 10.25-inch display and a 4-speaker system. Both vehicles have the Mazda Connect™ Infotainment system, compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

Comparing Exterior Features: MAZDA CX-50 vs. MAZDA CX-5

Exterior-wise, the Mazda CX-50 and Mazda CX-5 have few notable differences. The added ground clearance of the Mazda CX-50 and its additional width and length distinguish these two compact SUVs. Yet, elements like tire size and aesthetic features remain almost identical.

The MAZDA CX-50 and MAZDA CX-5: Available Now at Mazda of Bedford

Ultimately, the choice between the Mazda CX-50 and Mazda CX-5 for Cleveland drivers boils down to subtle distinctions in size and performance. For urban dwellers or those who frequently travel with passengers, the extra space inside the Mazda CX-5 may be more appealing. Meanwhile, off-roading enthusiasts might appreciate the greater towing capacity and longer wheelbase of the Mazda CX-50.

Beyond these minor variations, both vehicles deliver comparable performance specs and interior fittings. Both are available now at Mazda of Bedford in Bedford, where you’ll find exceptional finance options and customer service that goes the extra mile. Drop by near Beachwood for a test drive, or contact the knowledgeable team at our Bedford Mazda dealer to learn more about these top-class compact SUVs.


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