2024 Mazda CX-50Oct 18th , 2023
Mazda is quickly transitioning its lineup to SUVs but the 2024 CX-50 is proof that there’s still plenty of zoom-zoom left in the tank. This compact crossover sports a ruggedly handsome look and a near-luxury interior but doesn’t abandon the agile handling and fun-to-drive nature the brand is known for. A 187-hp four-cylinder is standard, and all models come with all-wheel drive but things get more fun when the optional 256-hp turbocharged four is under the hood. The CX-50’s size puts it in contention with winning entries such as the Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Tiguan, not to mention a rival from within its own showroom—the Mazda CX-5. But the CX-50 trades on its expert blend of style and grace to edge its way toward the top of the compact SUV class.