First announced in February of this year, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is now available to order with the Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition package. Designed for those looking for a more adventure-ready machine, the package brings appearance and hardware upgrades for a starting price of $39,950. Additionally, the rest of the CX-50 family gets two available packages: the Meridian Choice Package and the Apex Package.
Based on the CX-50 2.5 Turbo, the Meridian Edition model comes with exterior upgrades such as 18-inch black wheels with 225/60/18 Falken all-terrain tires, a matte black hood, different headlight garnishes, a black wheel lock and lock nuts. , and new side steps. Two exclusive colors are available for the series: Polymetal Gray or Zircon Sand, with new Terracotta leather being the only interior option with contrasting black accents.
Every CX-50 Meridian Edition comes powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that makes 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque on premium 93 octane fuel. Alternatively, when running on 87-octane fuel, the mill makes 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
In all cases, power is delivered to all four wheels via Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system, which works in tandem with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Also standard on all Meridian Edition vehicles is Mazda’s Mi-Drive system, which offers four different driving modes: Normal, Sport, Off-Road and Towing.
The Apex Package is an upgrade to the Meridian Edition, bringing black roof-mounted crossbars, a roof rack, and front and rear splash guards. Remaining CX-50 models, in turn, can be ordered with the Meridian Choice Package, which comes with cross bars and roof deck, splash guards, new side rocker garnish and headlamp garnish, matte black hood and door locks. black wheel and wheel nuts. It can be installed in a 2023 CX-50 in any powertrain configuration.
As of today, there’s a new list price for the 2023 CX-50, which comes with a $750 increase over figures announced earlier this year. So the starting price is now $27,550 before destination and handling charges, which also increases by $50 to $1,275 ($1,320 in Alaska).