Mazda CX-50

Price $38,250 – $48,200
Fuel consumption 7.9 – 10.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
A brand new addition for 2023, the Mazda CX-50 is slightly bigger and more adventurous than the popular CX-5. This alternative to the Subaru Outback is built at a joint Mazda-Toyota plant in Alabama. Under the hood is either a naturally aspirated or turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Both options are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. A hybrid variant of the CX-50 is coming in the near future.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 80%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2023

New model. Late availability Meridian version.


  • General presentation
  • Remarkable road behavior
  • Interior space (for a Mazda)
  • Towing capacity


  • Aging automatic gearbox
  • Considerable fuel consumption (turbo)