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Source: Mazda announcement

IRVINE, Calif. — Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced pricing for the 2023 Mazda CX-50, the first Mazda vehicle manufactured at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The newest member of Mazda’s crossover/SUV family includes an extensive suite of advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) standard across the range.

As with any Mazda vehicle, safety is a priority for the CX-50, whether on the road or venturing out into nature. Standard active and passive safety features carryover to all CX-50 packages and include Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Monitoring, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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The CX-50 comes adventure ready and signifies a new styling expression in the Mazda lineup that blends the brand’s striking Kodo design with outdoor confidence. CX-50 respectfully interacts with its newfound surroundings while emphasizing Mazda’s trademark driving experience and expanded off-road capability, allowing drivers to be closer to nature.

The CX-50 is available in 10 packages with two efficient powertrain choices – a Skyactiv-G 2.5L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 186 pounds-feet of torque, or a Skyactiv-G 2.5L Turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 256 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium 93 octane gas, 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque on regular 87 octane gas.

Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-50 comes standard with i-Activ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) technology and new Mazda Intelligent Drive Select, or Mi-Drive with Sport, Off-Road and Towing modes on select packages. Drive modes can be selected with the Mi-Drive control and will help the crossover SUV perform naturally and confidently in a wide variety of driving conditions, such as off-road terrain, snow or while towing up to 3,500 pounds on select packages.

CX-50 2.5 S Package

The entry-level CX-50 2.5 S offers customers an impressive array of standard premium safety, convenience, and technology amenities, such as an 8.8-inch full-color center console display, eight-speaker audio system, wireless Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM integration, Mazda ConnectTM Infotainment system, two USB ports, remote keyless entry with push-button start, a 7-inch TFT LCD instrument panel display, among many other standard features.

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Moving to the exterior of the CX-50, standard features include unique 17-inch Gray Metallic alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear roof spoiler, body-colored power side-view mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, and dual exhaust outlets. All CX-50 2.5 S packages come exclusively with a Skyactiv-G 2.5L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and standard i-Activ AWD system with Mi-Drive with Sport and Off-Road mode with a 2,000-pound towing capacity. To view the entire announcement, click HERE

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