Mazda has officially revealed pricing and packaging of their upcoming 2023 CX-50 crossover SUV, starting at $28,025.

That price includes Mazda’s $1,225 destination fees for all states (minus Alaska, which sees a $1,270 destination charge). The CX-50 is the first Mazda vehicle to be built at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama, and is designed to be a rugged and styling entry into the crossover segment with off-road capabilities.

The entry model is the CX-50 2.5 S, which can be upgraded to a Preferred, Preferred Plus, Premium or Premium Plus package. They are each powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Mazda’s i-Activ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) drivetrain comes standard on all models.

Other standard features include Mazda’s new Intelligent Drive Select (Mi-Drive), which allows for drivers to shift over to a Sport, Off-Road or the Turbo-exclusive Towing mode; the CX-50 is capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds on the 2.5 S models and up to 3,500 pounds on 2.5 Turbo packages.

The CX-50 2.5 S comes with a 7.7-inch instrument panel, 8.8-inch infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote keyless start, and a suite of safety technology. That includes Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Monitoring, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The 2.5 S Select ($29,425) adds dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, LED interior lighting, 40/60 rear folding seats, a 10.25-inch center display and black metallic 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2.5 S Preferred ($30,725) builds off of that with heated side mirrors and windshield wipers, a power rear liftgate with programmable height adjustment, and additional interior creature comforts. The 2.5 S Preferred Plus ($33,165) opens up with Mazda’s first-ever power-sliding panoramic moonroof. 

The final 2.5 S packages, the Premium ($35,625) and Premium Plus, both add a Bose 12-speaker sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, additional leather surfaces and a six-way power adjustable front passenger seat. The Premium Plus ($37,625) will also throw in 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, ventilated front seats and a full-color Active Driving Display heads-up system on the windshield.

For those looking for a bump in power, the CX-50 can be equipped with a turbocharged variant of the CX-50’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder. These models are aptly named the CX-50 Turbo packages, and they’re capable of putting out 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium 93 gas (227 hp and 310 lb-ft on regular 87 gas) according to Mazda.

The entry Turbo is priced the same as the previous package, the 2.5 S Premium Plus, starting at $37,625. The CX-50 2.5 Turbo comes with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, and unique “Turbo” badging, larger exhaust pipes, LED taillights and auto-leveling Adaptive LED headlights.

The Turbo Premium ($40,775) adds the 12-speaker Bose sound system, heads-up display, heated steering wheel and ventilated seats; the Turbo Premium Plus ($42,775) throws in heated rear seats, a wireless phone charger, Mazda’s Navigation System and an upgraded version of the Active Driving Display with traffic sign recognition.

A final edition which is expected to arrive later in the year is the Meridian Edition. This special model includes exclusive graphics and 18-inch alloy wheels, headlight garnished and a variety of outdoor-specific accessories. Pricing is yet to be announced.

We’ll have more info on the 2023 Mazda CX-50 soon-- stay tuned!