Comparing The Mazda CX-50 Vs. Ford Bronco Sport

mazda cx-50 vs ford bronco sport

Our Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport comparison makes choosing between these two five-seater SUVs easy. We’re convinced you’ll see a clear winner in this matchup, especially regarding available interior features, towing capacity, and cargo volume. We’ll touch on what you need to know about both vehicles to decide which of these rugged SUVs better suits your lifestyle.

To see the Mazda CX-50 in person, call us at Greenway Mazda Houston to schedule a tour and test drive of the trim levels you’re most interested in.

Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport Trims & Interior

The first stop on our SUV matchup is trim levels and interior features. The 2023 lineup for Mazda CX-50 trims includes 10 stunning options:

  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 S SELECT
  • MAZDA CX-50 2.5 TURBO

Consider hopping behind the wheel of the 2.5 S base trim on the Mazda CX-50 to experience convenience features like push-button start and remote keyless entry. You’ll get even more in one of the middle-tier trims, like the 2.5 S Premium Plus. This model boasts an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a power-sliding panoramic moonroof, just to name a couple of amenities.

The highest trim level, the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, offers high-end features like paddle shifters, the Mazda advanced keyless entry and start system, and leather-trimmed seating.

The Ford Bronco Sport comes in six trim levels:

  • Ford Bronco Sport Base
  • Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend
  • Ford Bronco Sport Heritage
  • Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks
  • Ford Bronco Sport Badlands
  • Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Limited

Jump into the base trim for an introduction to 4×4 SUV handling at a reasonable cost. However, this model may miss out on many features that come standard on the Mazda CX-50 2.5 S. While the Ford Bronco Sport Base offers manual climate control, the Mazda CX-50 offers standard dual-zone climate control.

Choose the Heritage Limited Model for the most features, including heated front seats, remote keyless entry, and a power moonroof. However, you still may not get everything the Mazda CX-50 offers.

We find that the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport offers fewer trim options than the 2023 Mazda CX-50 and includes fewer interior features per configuration level. Choose the Mazda CX-50 for more robust options that can make every family weekend an adventure.

Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport Trims & Interior

Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacity

Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacity

Our Bronco Sport vs. Mazda CX-50 comparison wouldn’t be complete without discussing towing capacity. The Mazda CX-50 can tow 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Ford Bronco Sport offers the same towing capacity, except for its Badlands and Heritage Limited models, which use the available Class II Trailer Tow Package to increase towing capacity. These two models can tow up to 2,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Looking for even more off-road capability? Check out the Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition, a version of this stellar SUV that includes 18-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tires that help with navigation.

Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport MPG

Let’s compare the fuel efficiency of the Ford Bronco Sport vs. Mazda CX-50. The Ford Bronco Sport offers an EPA-estimated 25/28/26 MPG (City/Highway/Combined),1, and although these are attractive figures, the Mazda CX-50 offers even more fuel efficiency. Jump inside the Mazda CX-50 to take advantage of an EPA-estimated 24/30/27 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).2

The Mazda CX-50 can take you farther than the Ford Bronco Sport. Visit us at Greenway Mazda Houston to see how this vehicle handles fuel efficiency for yourself.

Mazda CX-50 vs. Ford Bronco Sport Size & Cargo Volume

Jump inside the Mazda CX-50 for a five-passenger SUV with ample cargo space. This vehicle is 185.8 inches long, making it longer than its Ford Bronco Sport competitor. The Ford Bronco Sport is a five-seater SUV with only 172.7 inches of length.

Looking inside both vehicles will give you an idea of how much luggage, gear, and shopping bags you can fit inside. The Mazda CX-50 offers 31.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and 56.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume with the second row folded. Comparatively, the Ford Bronco Sport offers 32.5 cubic feet of cargo volume on the models containing a 1.5-liter engine. Choosing the more powerful 2.0-liter engine decreases your cargo space to only 29.4 cubic feet, as does choosing a model with a moonroof.

In the battle for size and cargo volume, we see the Mazda CX-50 as the clear winner.

Shop the Mazda CX-50 at Greenway Mazda Houston Today

Are you convinced the Mazda CX-50 is the right choice to make every weekend a family-friendly adventure? Our staff can help you tour all the interior features and test-drive your favorite trim level. Bring the whole family to get a peek at everything in today’s guide and more.

Check out some of our other comparisons, like the Mazda CX-50 vs. Mazda CX-5 matchup, to see how the Mazda CX-50 stands up against other vehicles in its class. For now, we know the Mazda CX-50 beats out the Ford Bronco Sport – and that’s why we’re eager to help you jump behind the wheel of this stellar Mazda SUV at Greenway Mazda Houston today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Mazda CX-50 bigger than a Ford Bronco Sport?

The Mazda CX-50 is slightly bigger than the Ford Bronco Sport. Jump into a Mazda CX-50 to get 185.8 inches of length, while the Ford Bronco Sport only offers 172.7 inches. With a smaller frame, the Ford Bronco Sport 2.0-liter engine models offer only 29.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row, while the Mazda CX-50 can give you 31.4 cubic feet.

How much cargo space does the Mazda CX-50 have?

You can rely on the Mazda CX-50 to offer you 31.4 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seat up, meaning ample space for luggage, gear, and more. Fold the second-row seats to enhance your maximum cargo volume to 56.3 cubic feet, giving you much more room for moving large items, transporting, and enjoying thrilling adventures.

Does the Ford Bronco Sport have good MPG?

The 2023 Ford Bronco Sport has attractive MPG with an EPA-estimated 25/28/26 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1 However, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 beats the Ford Bronco Sport in fuel economy by offering a vehicle that will stretch your dollar a bit more. Jump into the Mazda CX-50 for a vehicle with an EPA-estimated 24/30/27 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).2

1EPA-estimated 25/58 mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

2EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.


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