Mazda has announced prices and changes to the top-selling CX-5 crossover for 2023. As readers of Torque News may remember, Mazda switched all of its crossovers models to have standard AWD for the 2022 model year. This new model year is not a new generation for the CX-5. It carries over almost unchanged from 2022.
The big change for the year is the addition of a premium color. Rhodium White will be added to the lineup. White is a very popular color both in hot areas and also in areas where roads are salted. We think many shoppers will find this new color of interest. Our top of page image shows off the new color.
In addition to being a top seller, the CX-5 has received numerous top industry and safety awards, including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+. In fact, the CX-5 was the first vehicle to earn a Good rating in IIHS's new, tougher side impact test.
The CX-50 is the new model at Mazda. We found it interesting that the CX-50 isn't bigger inside than the CX-5. Many folks who report cross-shopping the two report on social media that they like the CX-5 better. It's nice that Mazda offers two choices in the same segment.
Below is the 2023 model year CX-5 MSRP price listing. Remember, MSRP does not include $1,275 for destination and handling ($1,320 in Alaska), taxes, title, or additional dealer fees. Please also remember that dealers set actual sale prices.
Price chart courtesy of Mazda. 2023 Mazda CX-5 Image courtesy of Mazda.
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