Mazda’s New Mainstream SUV Is Confused, And That’s Part Of The Charm | 2023/2024 Mazda CX-50 Review

From Alex on Autos.

Mazda said years ago they were moving up-market, yet they continue to push value as one of the main reasons to consider their CUVs and SUVs. Is that a flaw when the value portion of the equation impacts a core Mazda value like handling? The CX-50 is a solid example of this internal conflict. They finally gave it wider tires, but the lack of an independent rear suspension really prevents serious drivers from cross-shopping it with Acura or Lincoln. That said… There’s a lot to love about the 2.5L turbo model and I’d probably buy it before I bought a Lexus NX…

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0:00 – Introduction
0:48 – Styling
1:49 – Dimensions
3:28 – It’s all about the turbo
5:34 – Seats and interior
13:41 – On road evaluation
20:10 – How does it compare?
27:09 – Conclusion