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I’ve had my cx50 premium plus about two months, yesterday was the first outing on a Los Angeles freeway minimum traffic, it has no PASSING power at all, this suv is a slug, thinking of a trade, to higher brand with more power and sacrificing gas mileage, any one else feel this way, around town it’s great, but not a highway suv.
 

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Plenty of get-up-and-go with the turbo. I’m in San Diego so I know what you're talking about with LA traffic. You definitely need more power to deal with that shit. In your next vehicle, IMO get a turbo model, and make sure your test drive involves a freeway before you make a decision!
 

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I’ve had my cx50 premium plus about two months, yesterday was the first outing on a Los Angeles freeway minimum traffic, it has no PASSING power at all, this suv is a slug, thinking of a trade, to higher brand with more power and sacrificing gas mileage, any one else feel this way, around town it’s great, but not a highway suv.
Your not serious, are you?
 

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For under $40k out the door non-turbo suv with decent mpg, I think CX-50 is fine. As AWSD mentioned above, turbo model might have fit you better. If I wanted passing power, I would not even considered Mazda suv. Only time I wish mine had more power is when I am driving over up hill mountain range. That said, I am getting my wife turbo model for her cx30 for that passing power and driver her car every now and then. ;)
 

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187 hp with a 6 speed in a pretty heavy vehicle with 20s on it.. I mean what did you expect. I owned one for a month and dumped it. Gsl model non turbo in Canada. I test drove the gt with the 20s while more was at dealer checking for unusual road noise and it drove the same pretty bad. Very harsh and completely gutless. The worst part I found about the cx50 was just how noisy it was. I moved on quickly from it which is sad because I traded in a 2022 outback wilderness to get into it. I hated the outbacks cvt but the rest of the car was hands down 10x better built than the cx50. I know I'll take heat for this message again from some sensitive cx50 owners..
 

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Your not serious, are you?
Yes my opinion is correct, when i purchased the suv we were on a work from status, now they’ve pulled us back I’m, 30 mile each way in LA traffic and dealing with Simi trucks is a night mare
Don’t get me wrong it a beautiful vehicle, buts needs more power without having to buy the turbo at a premium.
 

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Yes my opinion is correct, when i purchased the suv we were on a work from status, now they’ve pulled us back I’m, 30 mile each way in LA traffic and dealing with Simi trucks is a night mare
Don’t get me wrong it a beautiful vehicle, buts needs more power without having to buy the turbo at a premium.
If you are looking for a new suv with passing power but non turbo engine, your options are mostly limited to hybrid or v6 engine suvs. And those will cost minimum of ~$45k out the door and easily into $50k. I have looked at so many different suvs before deciding on cx50 after considering the price, reliability, and performance in the order of importance. I would have been very happy to find a new mid size suv that is reliable with ~250 hp with OTD price tag below $40k but that seems to be impossible now days. The Toyota Rav4 Prime might be a good option for you if you can find one at good enough price without too much mark up if you want to trade your cx50 in.
 

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Ive had my turbo premium for 6 mos now and love the power… lots of get up and go, highly recommend. Never drove nonturbo, after driving CX5 Turbo I knew it was worth the extra $. The turbo is a hood deal in that price category. As a side note no issues so far either.
 

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I can understand being upset about a part defect or something breaking due to shoddy craftsmanship, but what a lot of people are complaining about can be discovered during a test drive. A brief test drive. Come on, people. You are spending a lot of money. Do your homework. Makes me wonder how some people make it in this world.
 

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Id wait for the cx 70. But sounds like you should have gotten the turbo. I use premium and im pretty impressed with the power ( came from a stage 1 Audi s3 ) . It really pulls and the minimal dead peddle is even better. But hopefully that new cx 70 inline 6 will be over 300hp. In Australia its rated at 280 which is disappointing for a turbo inline 6. Rumors are its a tuning thing for that region.
 

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What about a CX-30 Turbo?

Speaking as someone with about as much LA freeway experience as you can get without being an Angeleno or truck driver—and who's spent many of those miles in a 5,000lb, 200hp, 4-speed automatic, 1998 Montero—it's a LOT easier with a turbo.

CX-30 MSRP starts $7k below the CX-50. Same powertrain. Maybe 400-500lbs lighter. #zoomzoombaby

Now, also speaking as someone who's spent the last 20 years playing with turbocharged Mitsubishis and rally cars, the CX-50 Turbo is a very well-sorted machine. The turbo trim, throttle, and transmission tuning is the better than anything else I've driven under $50k. From a slow roll around a corner, you can plant your right foot and it will pull strongly through at least third gear—at which point you're a blink away from a triple-digit, felony speeding ticket.

PS: What about the EV version? Unlikely as quick, but maybe you get some stickers and use the CHOV?

Good luck. It's always open season on the LA freeway system.
 
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