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Hello all.

New to Mazda (coming from Honda CRV), and to a CX-50 2.5T in Wind Chill.
Had a car for just a couple of days. Lovely so far.
Much prefer the ride to CX-5, which I test drove a couple of times.
CX-50 turbo gas mileage may be an issue; we shall see.
A few questions for those with more experience:
Do the folks feel that the Sport mode is advisable for breaking the engine in?
Do 17” wheels allow enough room for the brake mechanism to fit properly into the wheel with enough clearance?
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Hello all.

New to Mazda (coming from Honda CRV), and to a CX-50 2.5T in Wind Chill.
Had a car for just a couple of days. Lovely so far.
Much prefer the ride to CX-5, which I test drove a couple of times.
CX-50 turbo gas mileage may be an issue; we shall see.
A few questions for those with more experience:
Do the folks feel that the Sport mode is advisable for breaking the engine in?
Do 17” wheels allow enough room for the brake mechanism to fit properly into the wheel with enough clearance?
:cool:
Hi. I would not use the sport mode for the first 1,000 miles, and the 17 inch wheels are fine. BTW-Smaller wheels will give you a smoother ride. What size wheels were on the CX-5 that you test drove? I have 20 inch wheels on my 50 and the ride is not as smooth as the CX-5, which was my preferred car. I also find the seats in the 50 to be very hard, but overall, love the zip the car provides. (Loaded Turbo)
 

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Thanks Chazculva!
It was a 2022 turbo CX-5 with stock wheels. Drove fine, but did not absorb sharp bumps in the same well-planted fashion. For an SUV it was great, but in the same category as my 2010 CRV. The 50 seems to be a different beast altogether. We also find the seats in the 50 more comfortable, but perhaps that is because we contribute our own extra padding. :)
Overall, both of us feel that 5 and 50 are like apples and oranges.
We were not looking for a “family” vehicle, and the 50 turbo was the one that had us grinning when we drove it.
 

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Hello all.

New to Mazda (coming from Honda CRV), and to a CX-50 2.5T in Wind Chill.
Had a car for just a couple of days. Lovely so far.
Much prefer the ride to CX-5, which I test drove a couple of times.
CX-50 turbo gas mileage may be an issue; we shall see.
A few questions for those with more experience:
Do the folks feel that the Sport mode is advisable for breaking the engine in?
Do 17” wheels allow enough room for the brake mechanism to fit properly into the wheel with enough clearance?
:cool:
It seems the CX50 just rides a little more taut than the CX5 or any other Mazda.

Using sport mode won't matter as long as you don't redline the engine every chance you have.
 
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