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I have heard on numerous reviews that steering on CX50 is quite heavy and may be bothersome for some people, especially during long drives. Can anyone comment and share their experience on this?
 

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I don't think the steering is heavy at all. It has what I'd call a less delicate feel at low speeds versus the various previous Mazdas I've owned or driven, but at regular road speeds it to me is fully responsive and "very Mazda". I actually find the steering feel with turns and on curves more appealing than my 2019 CX-5. Just feels more...solid, maybe, is the word, not that the CX-5 steering was vague or anything. To me, that perfectly fits the more offroad, somewhat rugged appeal of the CX-50.

Generally speaking, I've found some of the CX-50 criticism out there odd...really minor things or things that simply fall under personal preferences vs actual issues with the car. Plus with the Internet and all the individuals now who fancy themselves critic or reviewers, we lose the experience level of true critical thinking and instead have opinion masquerading as facts or people finding something, anything problematic to generate those clicks...best thing to do is to find a dealer willing to give you a test drive so you can determine how well the CX-50 or any vehicle meets your own individual expectations.
 

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I think it is a heavier steering than most cars these days, especially SUVs. Electric steering has made steering feel much more smooth and light. I can’t think of a reason why Mazda would make the CX-50’s steering so heavy. Makes no sense, as it doesn’t give any real feedback, especially when the suspension loads up in a corner. I will say that it doesn’t bother as I have driven sports cars all my life, so I’m use to a heavier feel.
 

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I don't think the steering is heavy at all. It has what I'd call a less delicate feel at low speeds versus the various previous Mazdas I've owned or driven, but at regular road speeds it to me is fully responsive and "very Mazda". I actually find the steering feel with turns and on curves more appealing than my 2019 CX-5. Just feels more...solid, maybe, is the word, not that the CX-5 steering was vague or anything. To me, that perfectly fits the more offroad, somewhat rugged appeal of the CX-50.

Generally speaking, I've found some of the CX-50 criticism out there odd...really minor things or things that simply fall under personal preferences vs actual issues with the car. Plus with the Internet and all the individuals now who fancy themselves critic or reviewers, we lose the experience level of true critical thinking and instead have opinion masquerading as facts or people finding something, anything problematic to generate those clicks...best thing to do is to find a dealer willing to give you a test drive so you can determine how well the CX-50 or any vehicle meets your own individual expectations.
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I have been driving my CX 50 for a few weeks now and honestly do not love the steering weight at low speeds. Heavier steering is great for high speed stability but this car is a chore to muscle around in parking lots. It’s excessive, and unnecessary. Mazda should have fitted a speed-sensitive rack with about 25% less heft below 15 mph.

It’s funny looking back on the test drive because I didn’t really notice it too much, but yesterday after a whole day driving in and around Boston my hands were sore from cranking that wheel 500 times.

My previous car was at ‘21 Rogue SL which I thought had equally good steering at mid-high speeds and much more comfortable weight at low speeds.
 

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I have heard on numerous reviews that steering on CX50 is quite heavy and may be bothersome for some people, especially during long drives. Can anyone comment and share their experience on this?
I don't have any issues with the steering wheel on long drives but I do think the CX-5 steering wheel feels more natural, especially the layout of the multimedia buttons. Then again, like anything new, it takes some getting used to.
 
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