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News 2023 Mazda CX-50 Fuel Economy Revealed in Canada

2023 Mazda CX-50 Fuel Economy Revealed in Canada

Slightly more efficient than the CX-5.


  • The 2023 Mazda CX-50 will arrive in Canadian showrooms this spring.

  • Fuel economy numbers are slightly better than those of the Mazda CX-5.

  • We expect a base price of about $35K.


The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is the Japanese brand’s newest crossover, boasting a more rugged appearance and character than the current lineup of utility vehicles.

The CX-50 will also be sold alongside the Mazda CX-5, the Mazda CX-30, the fully electric Mazda MX-30, the Mazda CX-9 and the now-Canada-only Mazda CX-3. It will be assembled in Alabama, USA in a new joint-venture facility Mazda operates with Toyota, and the first units started rolling off the line. Now, we have fuel economy numbers for the new model in the Canadian market.

2023 Mazda CX-50 | Photo: Mazda

The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is slightly bigger than the CX-5, if only because of its wider stance and flared fenders, and will share the same powertrain choices. The base engine is Mazda’s familiar 2.5L inline-four, which develops 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, managed by a six-speed automatic transmission and featuring cylinder deactivation. Every CX-50 will be equipped with all-wheel drive, along with the brand’s new Mi-Drive selector that offers various drive modes, including an off-road setting.

Fuel economy with the naturally aspirated 2.5L engine is rated at 9.7 L/100 km in the city and 7.9 L/100 on the highway, for a combined average of 8.9 L/100 km.

2023 Mazda CX-50 | Photo: Mazda

The CX-50 will also be available with the turbocharged 2.5L four, which develops 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, or 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet when fed with premium gasoline. As equipped, the new crossover boasts ratings of 10.4 L/100 km in the city and 8.1 L/100 km on the highway, for a combined average of 9.4 L/100 km.

Curiously, these numbers are actually lower than those published for the 2022 CX-5, which carries city/highway/combined ratings of 9.9/7.9/9.0 L/100 km with the base 2.5L engine, and 10.8/8.7/9.8 L/100 km with the turbo mill.

2023 Mazda CX-50 | Photo: Mazda

Pricing is not yet available, but the 2023 Mazda CX-50 should arrive in dealerships this spring. We’re expecting it to squeeze itself between the CX-5 and CX-9 in the lineup, which means a base MSRP of about $35,000 in Canada. Mazda also announced electrified powertrains for its new crossover, including a traditional hybrid setup.

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