The 2024 Mazda CX-50 is a new and exciting SUV that joined the Mazda lineup last year and moves the company in an exciting new direction with an adventure-focused design and greater off-road prowess than any other Mazda crossover. Although the CX-50 has all the panache and grace we have come to expect from Mazda, it’s much more than just a vehicle for exploring the urban jungles of Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Hawthorne, and Inglewood. The CX-50 benefits from some tweaks to the steering and suspension for 2024, and the Bose stereo and wireless phone charging pad are now more widely available.
For some time now, Mazda has produced some of the most stylish, attractive, and cutting-edge vehicles in their respective classifications, and the 2024 Mazda CX-50 has more than its fair share of that recognizable sleek, athletic, and futuristic appearance. With squared-off black cladding over the wheels, protruding fenders, and a wing grille with tips that slink seductively under the headlights, Mazda has added an additional dimension to the Mazda SUV blueprint. The off-road-capable appearance continues with bumpers that appear higher than usual and false skid plates, but the CX-50 is as comfortable in the town or city as it is on the highway or off-road.
You can get a 2024 Mazda CX-50 in any of eight distinct trim levels, which is uncommon as new models usually get offered in a relatively restricted number of trim levels. The new CX-50 comes in a variety of trim levels, starting with the 2.5 S Select and progressing through 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition, 2.5 Turbo Premium and ending with the excellent and opulent 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus.
By including the company’s i-ACTIV AWD system as part of every one of the nine CX-50 trim levels’ standard equipment, it’s abundantly evident that the 2024 Mazda CX-50‘s off-road ambitions are more than just a marketing ploy. While the AWD system on this Mazda model is comparable to that on other Mazda models, it is a more sophisticated version with a more intricate traction control system for better off-road performance. The CX-50 is enjoyable to drive for off-roaders of all skill levels and none. With the latest CX-50, the driver can choose between Normal, Sport, Towing, and Off-Road settings. Torque vectoring transfers torque from the rear axle to the front wheels as speed increases.
The base 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine in non-turbo versions generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, while the CX-50’s 2.5-liter twin-scroll turbo-four produces 256 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque with 93 octane gas in the tank. If you choose to run on regular gas instead, the output is a little more modest at 227 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. A standard six-speed automatic gearbox across the lineup allows both engines to distribute their power to all four wheels, as there’s no such thing as a two-wheel-drive CX-50.
Not a single 2024 Mazda CX-50 model can be accused of lacking basic features. With a staggering ten trim levels available, there’s bound to be one that meets most shoppers’ needs and budgets. Even the base 2.5 S model comes standard with AWD, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry, two USB ports, and an 8.8-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility, as well as air conditioning and a radar cruise control system with stop and go. Since the 2.5 S Preferred has three more exterior paint options than base models and comes standard with dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, heated front seats, and HD Radio, most customers will likely start with this model or higher.
When you look past the base model to higher trim levels, you’ll be amazed at the abundance of genuine luxury features that are both standard and available. These features include navigation, wireless phone charging, a 10.25-inch full-color display, heated and ventilated front seats, genuine leather upholstery, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, and much more. The CX-50 isn’t technically a luxury vehicle, but you may find it hard to tell, especially with the top trim levels.
The 2024 Mazda CX-50 sticks to the brand blueprint of delivering stunningly stylish models that are superb to drive and excellent value for money. However, the CX-50 adds a rugged element not seen with Mazda before, which is why you should test drive one today with South Bay Mazda at 20626 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, Los Angeles, California, or call us at 310-974-8177 for more information, and we can schedule an appointment that’s suitable for you.