Three trims will be offered: GS-L, GT, and later this year, the Meridian.
The GT will be available with an optional turbocharged 2.5-litre engine.
The CX-50 arrives in showrooms in May.
The all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50 sets the stage for the Japanese automaker’s next phase. As it continues to move upscale, Mazda will introduce a number of new SUVs starting with the CX-50. Mazda’s first real foray into the midsize segment since the CX-7 will start at $37,900.
The base model GS-L will likely be the volume leader. With features such as a 10.25-inch display, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, Mazda Connect infotainment system, a 7-inch TFT LCD display, heated front seats, and steering wheel, 17-inch wheels, and a power rear liftgate, it’s basically all there.
Like the CX-50 GS-L, the $42,850 GT will be powered by the very familiar 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine good for 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. Stepping into the GT ads a Bose audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, navigation, wireless phone charging, leather seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, 20-inch wheels, full LED lights, and more.
With the GT, Mazda’s turbocharged 227 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque 2.5-litre engine is a $2,500 option for a total of $45,350. Also included are steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters unique exterior design elements and larger exhaust outlets.
Finally, later this year, Mazda will introduce the Meridian Edition or the outdoor adventure edition. It will roll on exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, receive cladding where needed, and hood graphics. Mazda will offer specific accessories for nature lovers. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.