New Mazda CX 50 2024 Hybrid, Changes, Model – The 2024 Mazda CX-50 Hybrid is a five-passenger small crossover SUV. The CX-50, which is longer, broader, and lower than the CX-5, connects its off-road wagon to the adventure lifestyle craze sweeping the category with cars like the Ford Bronco Sport, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, and Toyota RAV4 Adventure.
The Mazda CX-50, which shares a base with the Mazda CX-30 but is constructed alongside the Toyota Corolla Cross, adds an enigma to Mazda’s modest but formidable portfolio. We’re interested in how it fits but will reserve judgment until next spring when we drive it.
2024 Mazda CX 50 Redesign
The new model has several recognizable components and appears to follow a similar strategy to Mazda’s CX-30, which finally replaced the more petite CX-3 last year. Mazda has stated that the CX-50 would not replace the smaller, more premium CX-5. Nevertheless, if you’re used to seeing wheel arches and a tall front with low overhangs, the 2024 Mazda CX-50 isn’t like that. Instead, Mazda thinks the design is as inspired by the outdoors as the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Crosstrek.
The squared-off black cladding parallels those cars over the wheels and bulging fenders, but the front and rear retain a more Mazda appearance. The wing grille’s points extend beneath the headlights, and vertical air intakes provide a comprehensive feature beneath them. The bumpers appear to ride higher due to the addition of faux skid plates at the ends.
The interior is similar to that of many other Mazda crossovers, except that the black-on-black theme can be offset by tan accent stitching. The low-set dash is crowned by a display panel that may be browsed using a console-based dial and buttons. Mazda does not provide dimensions, but it looks to be the same distant 8.8-inch display as in the CX-30. A panoramic sunroof has been added to the inside, which Mazda claims is a first.
Under the hood, the 2.5-liter engines are undoubtedly not a first. Similar to the CX-30, the base engine will be a 2.5-liter inline-4 tuned to 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Turbo versions equipped with a 2.5-liter turbo-4 generate up to 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque (on 93 octane fuel) or 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque (on 87 octane). Either engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that maintains gears longer than other modern cars, which enables the engine to stay in the power band more frequently, but at the expense of increased cabin noise. As with all other Mazda crossovers, all-wheel drive is standard, and the CX-50 rides on the same front struts and rear torsion beam suspension as the majority of Mazda SUVs.
The CX-50 is distinguished by its innovative traction control technology, which enables it to tackle off-road obstacles more effectively. A drive-mode lever on the console selects between four modes, including Sport, Towing, and Off-Road, which employ torque vectoring to transfer torque from the rear axle to the front wheels when the vehicle comes to a stop. When driving on gravel or mud, Mazda says that by connecting the two axles, the driver will feel a balance that is more like what they would on a road with pavement.
2024 Mazda CX 50 Release Date and Price
The 2024 Mazda CX-50 Hybrid crossover SUV is priced starting at $28,025, with a $1,225 destination fee, and goes up to $42,775 for the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, two USB ports, and an 8.8-inch infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all standard across the lineup. Among other things, the Turbo Premium Plus comes with heated and cooled seats, a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and heated back seats. It also comes with wireless smartphone charging, a navigation system, and a head-up display.