The starting price for the 2024 CX-50 is $30,300 for the base 2.5 S Select, up to $45,270 – plus $1,375 delivery – for the top-spec 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. By contrast, the 2024 Honda CR-V starts a little lower at $29,500, but you’ll need a hybrid — starting at $35,200 for the Hybrid Sport AWD — to match the Mazda’s on-road capabilities, while towing 2,500 pounds less.
The 2024 Ford Bronco Sport can top the CX-50 with a starting price of $31,320, with the same MPG as the turbo-three or turbo-four powertrains, and comes with a host of exterior accessories from Ford and its dealers. back market. Finally, the 2024 Toyota RAV4 offers more cargo space (37.6 to 69.8 cubic feet) and the same towing capacity at a starting MSRP of $29,875.
The 2024 CX-50 adds a fun twist to what we’ve seen of small SUVs from Mazda. That this is the automaker’s first crossover, where the company uses all the components to dress up the exterior, is likely to attract a number of Mazda fans who want to bring their favorite model on the road. Again, it won’t have the big Jeeps and Land Rovers on the toughest terrain, but it might just give the best hikers in its class a camping break. If it’s driving fun that you’re after, and you don’t mind spending a lot of money, the 2024 Mazda CX-50 should be on your short list.