2023 Mazda CX-50: First Drive Review

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Under the Hood
The 2023 Mazda CX-50 will be offered with the same two engines as the CX-5, both mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and standard i-ACTIV all-wheel drive. The normally aspirated 2.5-liter engine produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The 2.5-liter turbo produces 256 horsepower and 3,200 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm with 93 octane fuel. Premium fuel is not required, although power output drops to 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque when 87 octane fuel is used. U.S. EPA fuel-economy ratings for the standard 2.5-liter are 24 city / 30 highway / 27 combined, while the powerful 2.5 T is not far behind at 23 city / 29 highway / 25 combined.

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