2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. 2023 MAZDA CX-5: What's the Difference?

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

vs.

2023 MAZDA CX-5
10

Number of Trims

8
5

Seating Capacity

5
24 mpg city / 30 mpg highway**

Gas Mileage (Base Trim)

24 mpg city / 30 mpg highway**
31.4/56.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space (Rear Seat Up/Down)

30.9/59.6 cubic feet
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

There are a lot of good reasons to choose a new Mazda SUV. The Mazda CX-50 and Mazda CX-5 are top picks from the new Mazda lineup. Which is the right choice for your Ashland drives — the Mazda CX-50 or Mazda CX-5? Below, you can compare the 2023 Mazda CX-50 vs. Mazda CX-5 in terms of trims, performance, dimensions, and more. 

2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Trims 

One of the differences between the Mazda CX-50 and Mazda CX-5 is the number of trim levels. The Mazda CX-50 is available in ten configurations, while the Mazda CX-5 is available in eight trim levels. Explore the Mazda CX-50 and Mazda CX-5 trims here:

2023 MAZDA CX-50 Trim Levels 

  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S 
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Select 
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Preferred
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Preferred Plus
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Premium 
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Premium Plus
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Turbo
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S Turbo Meridian Edition 
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium 
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus

2023 MAZDA CX-5 Trim Levels 

  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S 
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S Select 
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S Preferred 
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S Carbon Edition
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S Premium 
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 S Premium Plus 
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 Turbo 
  • MAZDA CX-5 2.5 Turbo Signature 

2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Performance & Towing 

Performance is another important factor to consider when you’re shopping for a new SUV. When you compare their specs, you’ll notice that both offer similar levels of performance and fuel efficiency: 

2023 MAZDA CX-50 Performance Specs 

  • Standard Engine: 2.5 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation engine with a 6-speed electronically controlled sport automatic transmission rated at 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque 
  • Available Engine: 2.5 with Twin-scroll Turbo and i-Stop engine with a 6-speed transmission rated at 256 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque (93 octane premium unleaded fuel)
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Efficiency: 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway mpg** 
  • Max Towing Capacity: 2,000 pounds 

2023 MAZDA CX-5 Performance Specs 

  • Standard Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder engine 6-speed transmission rated at 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque 
  • Available Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder with Dynamic Pressure Turbo delivering 256 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque (93 octane premium unleaded fuel)
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Efficiency: 24 city mpg/30 highway mpg** 
  • Max Towing Capacity: 2,000 pounds

2023 MAZDA CX-5 VS. MAZDA CX-50: Dimensions 

Another major difference between the Mazda CX-50 and Mazda CX-5 SUVs is their exterior and interior dimensions. The Mazda CX-50 is slightly more spacious inside, but both promise generous seating and cargo dimensions for all your Fredericksburg adventures: 

2023 MAZDA CX-50 Interior Dimensions 

  • Headroom (front/rear): 38.1/38.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 55.9/53.6 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 53.6/52.1 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.7/39.8 inches
  • Cargo Volume (rear seatback up/down): 31.4/56.3 cubic feet 

2023 MAZDA CX-5 Interior Dimensions 

  • Headroom (front/rear without moonroof): 39.7/39.0 inches
  • Headroom (front/rear with moonroof): 39.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.1/54.8 inches
  • Hip Room (front/rear): 55.2/55.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.0/39.6 inches
  • Cargo Volume (rear seatback up/down): 30.9/59.6 cubic feet

2023 MAZDA CX-50 Exterior Dimensions 

  • Wheelbase: 110.8 inches
  • Length (with license plate holder): 185.8 inches
  • Width: 72.9 inches
  • Height: 63.5 inches

2023 MAZDA CX-5 Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 106.2 inches
  • Length (with license plate holder): 179.1 inches
  • Width: 83.3 inches
  • Height (with/without roof rails): 65.4/65.3 inches

Compare These MAZDA SUVs at Whitten Brothers Mazda

Now that you’ve had the chance to compare these two SUVs on paper, it’s time to take one or both models for a spin. Contact us online or call us at 866-200-5045 to schedule a test drive in Richmond. Learn more about Mazda SUVs by checking out our Mazda research hub, which we update frequently. 

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,100 destination charge (Alaska $1,145). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

**EPA-estimated MPG ratings. Actual mileage will vary.

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