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Mazda CX-50 Trims Comparison: Preferred, Premium & Turbo Package

Mazda CX-50 Trim Levels

Enjoy a stellar driving experience when you select one of the Mazda CX-50 trim levels and call this crossover SUV your own. The new Mazda CX-50 is available in a vast array of editions, each offering something special for motorists.

If you’re curious about which version of the new Mazda CX-50 is ideal for your lifestyle, talk to our team at our dealership in Houston, TX. The following also gives a brief Mazda CX-50 trim comparison. While the 2023 Mazda CX-50 incorporates ten distinct trim levels, we’re looking at three popular 2023 Mazda CX-50 trims in closer detail. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 Preferred, Premium, and Turbo trim packages each provide a unique mix of amenities, performance, and value-packed pricing.

You can then test-drive these three Mazda CX-50 trim levels for an even better understanding of their differences.

Compare Mazda CX-50 Trims

2023 MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S PREFERRED

2023 MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S PREFERRED


The Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Preferred is the third in the line of ten trim levels for this crossover in the 2023 model lineup. When you opt for the well-equipped Preferred trim, you’ll gain amenities found on the 2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 S base trim and the 2.5 S Select, including a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter engine, advanced i-Activ AWD® system, and the following standard features:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® integration
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • A 10.25-inch full-color display
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Alloy wheels

Consider the Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Preferred, which provides key upgrades like a programmable power liftgate, three-level heated front seating, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

For upholstery, you’ll have half-leatherette-trimmed seats. You’ll also appreciate the leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector. You’ll likely make great use of the dual front USB audio inputs and dual rear USB charging ports, as well.

2023 MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S PREMIUM

2023 MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S PREMIUM


For leather-trimmed seating surfaces, see the Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Premium trim. This edition of the new Mazda CX-50 takes features from the well-appointed Preferred trim and enhances the package with an array of exterior and interior upgrades.

A premium Bose® surround sound system with 12 speakers adds that rich, high-fidelity audio you crave in your new crossover. On top of that, this trim comes with a SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with a three-month trial subscription.1 Power-adjustable seating is also provided for the front passenger starting with the Mazda CX-50 Premium trim.

Moving to the exterior, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 Premium is fitted with LED headlamps that light your way and dual exhaust outlets that give this crossover SUV an added dose of sporty style. A power sliding-glass panoramic moonroof lets in the sunlight and stars, nestled next to a roof-mounted shark fin antenna.

2023 MAZDA CX-50 2.5 TURBO

2023 MAZDA CX-50 2.5 TURBO


If you’re looking for even greater power from this new Mazda crossover SUV for sale, then turn to the 2.5 Turbo edition of the Mazda CX-50. It sports the automaker’s Skyactiv®-G 2.5 engine fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger plus i-Stop technology. Mazda Intelligent Drive Select featuring a tow mode is also included.

While every new Mazda CX-50 for sale comes with the control of AWD, the 2.5 Turbo edition takes the impressive performance of this crossover SUV to new heights. With up to 320 pound-feet of torque and 256 horsepower with premium fuel,2 the Turbo model delivers greater acceleration and towing capacity while still returning impressive efficiency.

This option also has a wider array of exterior color choices than the previous trims, adding Zircon Sand Metallic to the list where the Premium trim just had Wind Chill Pearl, Polymetal Gray Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Ingot Blue Metallic, Machine Gray Metallic, and Soul Red Metallic.

Mazda CX-50 Trim Comparison Review

See the below comparison table to get a better idea of how some of the new Mazda CX-50 trim levels stack up against one another:

Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Preferred Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Premium Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Turbo
Engine Type SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Twin-Scroll Turbo and i-Stop
Horsepower 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 320 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
Towing Capacity3 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Seating 5 5 5
MPG City/Hwy (AWD, automatic)4 24/30 24/30 23/29

If you’d like to compare Mazda CX-50 trims further, contact our Mazda dealer in Houston, TX, or stop by at your convenience. Our team of Mazda specialists can go over the Mazda CX-50 trim comparison in greater detail.

While the 2023 Mazda CX-50 Premium, Preferred, and Turbo trims are popular choices, there are seven other Mazda CX-50 trims as well. Don’t forget to explore our new Mazda CX-5 inventory in case you’re thinking about upgrading to a different compact crossover SUV.

Of course, you can always consider our collection of certified pre-owned Mazda SUVs for sale, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different Mazda CX-50 trim levels?

For the 2023 model year, the Mazda CX-50 crossover SUV is available in ten trim levels. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 trim levels include the 2.5 S, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Preferred Plus, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition, 2.5 Turbo Premium, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus.

What is included in Mazda CX-50 Premium package?

The 2023 Mazda CX-50 2.5 S Premium is brimming with premium amenities like a 12-speaker Bose® surround sound system and leather-trimmed seating surfaces. There’s also the 2.5 Turbo Premium trim, which adds turbocharged performance, an Active Driving Display, and ventilated front seats. Explore both versions at our Mazda dealership in Houston, TX.

Is the Mazda CX-50 Turbo worth it?

Motorists seeking a high-powered new Mazda CX-50 crossover SUV for sale will likely want to select one of the turbocharged trim levels, like the new Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition, 2.5 Turbo Premium, or 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. If you’re after maximum fuel efficiency, then opt for a non-turbo edition.


1SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Current information and features may not be available in all locations. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

2Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo models: 256 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with 87 octane fuel.

3Towing capacities shown are maximums and must be reduced by the weight of any passenger, cargo hitch or optional equipment in the towing vehicle. Please refer to vehicle Owner’s Manual for details regarding towing capacities and other valuable information. Towing a trailer will have an effect on the vehicle’s handling, braking, durability, performance and driving economy. For specific information on recommended or required equipment, see your Mazda Dealer. Hitches are available through manufacturers other than Mazda.

4EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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