2024 Mazda CX-50 Changes
The 2024 Mazda CX-50 receives only a few, but significant, upgrades for the new year. The dampers have been tuned so the ride comfort has improved, especially over rougher surfaces such as dirt roads, the power-steering system has been recalibrated for improved feedback, and the seat frame has been strengthened for improved crash performance. The base S trim has also been dropped.
A lesser detail is that the 2.5 Premium trim now receives a wireless charging pad, SiriusXM, and a Bose sound system.
Choosing Your 2024 Mazda CX-50
The 2024 Mazda CX-50 is offered in eight trims, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Meridian, 2.5 Turbo Premium, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. Base prices for the CX-50 lineup range from $31,675 to $44,675.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Engine Options
There are two engine options for the CX-50 and while both measure 2.5 liters of displacement, the turbocharged unit develops significantly more torque.
Looking at the peak figures, the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generates 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque while the turbocharged four-cylinder engine puts out 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when running on premium fuel.
All CX-50 models feature a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Fuel Economy
The Mazda CX-50 does not achieve remarkable fuel economy figures compared with the rest of the class, nor does it offer an electrified powertrain as most of its competitors do.
The standard model achieves an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon combined, two points or about $150 in additional annual fuel expenses at today’s prices, worse off than the all-wheel drive Honda CR-V. Opting for the CX-50’s turbocharged engine drops the combined efficiency rating to 25 mpg, requiring another $150 annually in fuel. The Mazda is one of the few crossovers in its price range to offer a high-output engine but the tradeoff is noticeable.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Towing Capacity
The Mazda CX-50 can tow 3,500 pounds when properly equipped which is about as much as one will see in this class. The standard 2.5-liter model is limited to towing 2,000 pounds.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Dimensions & Cargo Capacity
The CX-50 is on the physically large end of its segment with its 185.5-inch length, 75.6-inch width, and 111-inch wheelbase. Inside, Mazda provides the rear passengers with plenty of legroom (39.8 inches) but it is more stingy with the headroom, with just 37.5 inches, when equipped with the panoramic sunroof. The cargo area measures 31.4 cubic feet and expands to 56.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Safety
All Mazda CX-50 models are well equipped with active safety equipment such as automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic detection, full-speed active cruise control, and automatic high beams. The 2.5 S Premium Plus trim and 2.5 Turbo Premium trim feature a dash-mounted head-up display, while the top-tier 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim is the only one to receive a surround-view camera, Traffic Jam Assist, and low-speed reverse automatic braking.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Technology
With the departure of the S trim, all CX-50 trims are equipped with a 10.25-inch infotainment display with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, and HD Radio. There are two USB ports in the front row and two more for the rear-seat passengers. Audio upgrades on the Premium trims (newly offered for 2024) arrive in the form of a Bose 12-speaker sound system and SiriusXM. The Premium Plus trims furthermore receive navigation.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Trims & Prices
2024 Mazda CX-50 S Select - MSRP From $31,675Build & Price >
The standard CX-50 trim is well equipped with LED headlights and daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust outlets, roof rails, rain-sensing wipers, mirrors with integrated turn signals, proximity entry, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and leatherette seating surfaces. There are no option packages.
2024 Mazda CX-50 S Preferred - MSRP From $33,025Build & Price >
The Preferred trim gains heated mirrors, a heated windshield wiper deicer, a power tailgate, heated seats, and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
2024 Mazda CX-50 S Premium - MSRP From $35,375Build & Price >
The CX-50 S Premium trim builds on the Preferred trim and additionally receives a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charger and a Bose sound system.
2024 Mazda CX-50 S Premium Plus - MSRP From $38,875Build & Price >
The Premium Plus is additionally equipped with 20-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, leather seats with ventilation for the front row, a dash-mounted head-up display, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Turbo - MSRP From $39,375Build & Price >
The CX-50 includes a similar level of content as the 2.5 S Premium trim and gains adaptive front lighting, signature LED daytime running lights, driver seat memory positioning, and paddle shifters.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Turbo Meridian Edition - MSRP From $42,175Build & Price >
The Meridian Edition continues for the 2024 year with 18-inch wheels wrapped with all-terrain tires, unique hood graphics, and lower door garnishes. Exterior colors remain limited to a gray or tan color.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium - MSRP From $42,675Build & Price >
The CX-50 Turbo Premium features 20-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, LED interior lighting, driver’s position memory, ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a dash-mounted head-up display.
2024 Mazda CX-50 Turbo Premium Plus - MSRP From $44,675Build & Price >
The CX-50 Premium Plus gains the aforementioned safety features, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, a frameless interior rearview mirror, and heated rear seats.
The Mazda CX-50 can become fairly pricey, and while the suspension upgrades are a welcome improvement, the 2.5 S Preferred trim features everyday practical features, the full roster of safety tech, and a sharp Bose sound system.