MAZDA CX-50 vs. MAZDA CX-5: Which Should You Pick?

If you’re looking for a reliable sports utility vehicle, you might be wondering which is better for you: Mazda CX-50 vs. Mazda CX-5. A new SUV has entered the lineup, and a long-trusted SUV model has come head-to-head. Let’s take a look at both cars.


Both SUVs share the same powertrain options. The standard SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine outputs 187 horsepower in the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-50. They also come with a standard all-wheel-drive layout and a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. This gives drivers a comfortable drive with accurate steering.

Another available powertrain for both models includes the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of 227 horsepower (when using 87 octane unleaded gasoline) or 256 horsepower (when using 93 octane premium unleaded gasoline).

A key difference when comparing the performance of the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-50 is that the Mazda CX-50 can be slightly more efficient, costing you less at the pump. Additionally, the Mazda CX-50 Turbo can tow up to 3,500 pounds, making it one of the strongest choices available. The Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds.


When comparing both SUVs, choosing one based on design is a matter of personal taste. The redesigned Mazda CX-5 has a well-tailored, sleek body that will stand out in the city. The new Mazda CX-50 comes with a modern rugged body designed for active and adventurous living.

The Mazda CX-50 has a stealthy trim, wide black fender cladding, and high-strength roof rails built to handle fear like a rooftop tent. In comparison, the Mazda CX-5 luxury design flows through the street.

Both models come with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, but the Mazda CX-50 has available 20-inch alloy wheels and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. The Mazda CX-5 tops out with 19-inch alloy wheels.

Do you still have questions regarding the Mazda CX-5 or the all-new Mazda CX-50? Come in for a visit to Berkshire Mazda. We are happy to help!