Backed by a zesty turbo engine, the dynamic 2023 Mazda CX-50 crossover SUV delivers a powerhouse performance and numerous advanced features. The presence of premium features inside the high-class cabin will help provide a comfortably pleasing and adventurous ride. Available in a plethora of trims, the Turbo model stands out due to its sheer off-roading chops. However, the CX-50 does not stand alone in its class without a fair share of tough competition from brands like Kia and Honda. In this model comparison article, the Bob Baker Mazda dealership compares the SUV with a strong rival – the 2023 Honda CR-V. Continue reading to learn which SUV makes it to the final stage in this 2023 Mazda CX-50 vs 2023 Honda CR-V model comparison guide.
2023 Mazda CX-50
2023 Honda CR-V
|$27,550 ||Starting MSRP
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine or SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter with Twin-scroll Turbo engine ||Engine
||1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder with Turbocharger|
|256 ||Maximum Horsepower (hp) ||190
|320||Maximum Torque (lb.-ft.) ||179|
It is evident that the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is superior to the 2023 Honda CR-V. The former comes with advanced technology, a customizable cabin, and adaptable performance for different terrains. Equipped with the latest-gen features, the rugged CX-50 is designed to tackle extreme road conditions. With the Mazda intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive) technology, traction and responsiveness can be optimized with different drive modes so that the driver’s connection to the road stays natural and intuitive across various driving scenarios. Drivers are equipped with a drive mode selector with normal, sport, and off-road modes and an available towing mode with a maximum capacity of 3,500 pounds. Additionally, the vehicle has been engineered with G-Vectoring Control Plus, which helps drivers to have more control of the car.
While the base CX-50 trim has a smaller 8.8-inch infotainment display, the rest of the other trims have a larger 10.3-inch screen. Both these versions carry the latest version of the Mazda Connect interface and are controlled via a click wheel mounted on the center console. All models come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, with wireless connectivity. An eight-speaker stereo is standard, but Premium and Premium Plus models have an available 12-speaker Bose® sound system with SiriusXM satellite radio. A wireless phone charger is available on the top Turbo Premium Plus.
For more information on how you can get started, make sure to schedule a test drive through our website or visit the Bob Baker Mazda dealership in Carlsbad, CA, today. If reading this comparison guide has sparked your interest in the 2023 Mazda CX-50, drop by our dealership and start your purchase at the earliest.