In my experience with car shopping, if you're already thinking about a feature, trim level, or engine that you'll be "ok" with or "settle" for over what you know in the back of your mind you want, you're going to be disappointed. You can always add accessories, rims, tires, etc., but the engine is with you forever. Just my opinion. Get what you can afford.Thanks for the information; very much appreciated.
I agree, the added tongue/tow capacity would be nice.
I have ordered the pearl white non-turbo and hope to take ownership within two weeks. Unfortunately, I continue to think about the lower horsepower. Good to know the CX-30 is adequate.
Like yourself, I am coming from a large engine; BMW Z4 and X5. Just an FYI, the 2011 Z4 has turbo issues (wastegate) after 100k miles. Hence my turbo concern. My understanding is the average Mazda with a turbo engine is approaching 90,000 miles. Any knowledge about the Mazda Turbos?
Congrats on reserving the CX-50!
I have the naturally aspirated 2.5, got it last week. It feels a lot peppier in my wife’s CX30 due to size and weight. I know the turbo will be A lot faster but for the commute I do, plus I have a 1 year old, my lust for fast cars is over. To each their own. Just enjoy what
Agree, I am done with speed and at my age.....I have the naturally aspirated 2.5, got it last week. It feels a lot peppier in my wife’s CX30 due to size and weight. I know the turbo will be A lot faster but for the commute I do, plus I have a 1 year old, my lust for fast cars is over. To each their own. Just enjoy what you have!
I love it so far. Drastically different than my previous gladiator but the ride is much quieter. I just wish it was a little higher so driving down the road so you have a more suv like riding position but for someone who is 6’4 I find Mazda’s seats to be the most comfortable I’ve ever been in.Agree, I am done with speed and at my age.....
How do you like the CX-50? I know only a week.
Thanks for feedback.
Hi there, I’ve gotten to test drive both and decided to go with the turbo. 187hp was adequate for my Mazda 3 hatchback but given the size of the cx-50 e acceleration felt lackluster to me with 187hp. I have had my cx50 turbo for a month now and don’t regret this decision at all!Has anybody test-driven the CX-50 in the non-turbo and turbo engines?