2023 MAZDA CX-50 GT Review

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The 2023 Mazda CX-50 GT is a stylish and sporty compact SUV that offers a comfortable and luxurious driving experience. Equipped with a powerful and efficient engine, advanced safety features, and state-of-the-art technology, the CX-50 GT comes designed to exceed expectations. With its sleek design, premium interior, and dynamic handling, the CX-50 GT stands out and promises to give drivers a thrilling ride.

Walkthrough Review

The 2023 Mazda CX-50 GT's interior is a masterclass in thoughtful design. The seats are designed to maintain a comfortable, relaxed posture, while the intuitive instrument panel enhances focus on the road. Every driver control is placed within reach to keep the driver focused on the journey ahead. The bright interior colour options, like the stunning Terracotta, are a feast for the eyes. The Mazda CX-50 GT also offers indulgent amenities like available ventilated leather seats and a heated leather steering wheel. Finally, the panoramic moonroof opens and closes with the touch of a finger, allowing the driver and passengers to enjoy the scenery easily. Overall, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 GT's interior perfectly combines comfort, convenience, and style.

The exterior details of the CX-50 were intentionally selected to support your adventures on paved roads and wild terrains. It's rugged cladding, superior ground clearance, and reinforced roofline equipped with adventure-ready features all work together to provide a seamless experience. Mazda's design philosophy emphasizes the importance of the colour of the Mazda CX-50, which should inspire a connection with nature. Therefore, they created a unique colour, Zircon San Metallic, that evokes the feeling of exploring rugged, off-road trails.

The Mazda CX-50 comes designed to complement your passion for driving, both on and off the road. Mazda's latest generation driving technology in the CX-50 has been meticulously engineered to offer consistent driving dynamics, responsiveness, and intuition on various terrains and driving situations. This results in a natural sense of confidence, making every drive more enjoyable. Its driver controls are brilliantly housed and paired with the Skyactiv-G 2.5 T Twin Scroll Turbocharger engine, providing an instantly responsive journey. The CX-50 will be available with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, but the recommended option is the turbocharged variant, which offers a powerful 256 horsepower compared to the base model's 187 hp. It comes standard with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, delivering crisp handling that continues Mazda's tradition of fun-to-drive vehicles.

With Mazda's intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive), you can control most terrains fully. Choose between Normal mode for everyday driving, Sport for winding roads, Off-Road for snow-packed or unpaved terrains, or Towing mode4 with the available Turbo engine - all tailored to your preferences.


Active Driving Display

The Active Driving Display, available in the vehicle, projects critical information like speed, following distance, and more directly onto the windshield, helping you stay focused on driving.

360 View Monitor

Strategically positioned small cameras around the vehicle assist in identifying potential hazards from all directions. Easily monitor your surroundings on the 10.25" dashboard-mounted Mazda Connect screen.

Drive Modes

NORMAL balances performance and fuel economy. SPORT prioritizes responsiveness. OFF-ROAD maximizes traction. TOWING compensates for additional weight, towing up to 3,500lbs, compatible only with Genuine Mazda Accessories Trailer Hitch and Harness.

Safety Features

Blind Spot Monitoring System

The Blind Spot Monitoring system detects objects that may be present in your vehicle's left or right blind spots. When it detects a potential hazard, the System will alert you by illuminating a warning light in the corresponding side mirror.

Adaptive front-Lighting System

The Adaptive Front-Lighting System improves visibility during nighttime driving by moving up to 15º in the direction of your turn, providing additional illumination that helps you detect potential hazards on the road.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The Rear Cross Traffic Alert system detects vehicles approaching from the side as you back out of a parking spot and quickly notifies you of their presence.

Lane Departure Warning System

The Lane Departure Warning System detects lane markings on the road and warns you when it anticipates that your Mazda is about to deviate from its lane unintentionally.

Trim Highlights

2023 MAZDA CX-50 GT Review

  • Skyactiv-G 2.5 L with Cylinder Deactivation
  • DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
  • 187 hp & 186 lb-ft torque
  • Up to 7.9 L/100 km hwy1
  • Cylinder Deactivation
  • i-Activ AWD
  • Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode



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