At launch, the CX-50 will have two engine options to choose from according to Mazda.

We'll be able to choose between the Skyactiv-G 2.5 naturally aspirated engine or Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and will have standard all-wheel drive.

In the future Mazda says the CX-50 will have electric and hybrid powertrain options.



The first-ever CX-50 emphasizes Mazda’s trademark natural driving experience to help create greater confidence on and off-road. Enhancing this experience, it will be equipped as standard with the latest i-Activ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) technology and new Mazda Intelligent Drive Select, or Mi-Drive. The new drive modes can be selected with the Mi-Drive switch and will help the crossover SUV drive naturally in a wide variety of conditions, such as in exciting off-road terrain or providing reliable towing capabilities. At launch, CX-50 will be available with Mazda’s efficient powertrains, Skyactiv-G 2.5 naturally aspirated engine or Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine and paired with a responsive six-speed automatic transmission. In the coming years, the CX-50 will also be offered with electrified powertrains, including a traditional hybrid model. More information about our electrified models will be shared at a later date.