Mazda Rolls Out CX-50 Hybrid For 2025 News Staff
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The 2025 CX-50's hybrid powertrain is identical to the Toyota RAV4's.

Mazda has rolled out the 2025 CX-50, and this time they're shaking things up with a hybrid powertrain–they've borrowed the three-motor "eAWD" system from the Toyota RAV4, under Mazda and Toyota's technical alliance.

The new 2025 Mazda CX-50 Hybrid is available in three trims: Preferred, Premium, and Premium Plus. The Select trim sticks with the trusty old 2.5-liter engine, churning out 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Mazda's keeping quiet on the exact specs for the hybrid, but they're promising 38 mpg combined. That's a hair below the RAV4 Hybrid's 39 mpg, which makes sense given they share the same heart. Expect the hybrid to push somewhere around 220 horses.

Expect the 2025 CX-50 hybrid to deliver around 220 horsepower

For those who crave power, the turbo variants are still king. The Premium and Premium Plus trims keep the turbocharged engine alive, but the Meridian Edition takes over from the Preferred for serious towing—up to 3,500 pounds. The turbo delivers 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on regular gas. Pump in the premium stuff, and you'll get 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.

Beyond the hybrid excitement, the 2025 CX-50 gets some subtle tweaks inside and out. Alexa Built-in is now standard across the board, so you can talk to your car like it's your best buddy. Safety features are beefed up too, with a rear seat reminder, better automatic emergency braking, and enhanced collision mitigation all bundled into the "i-Activesense" suite.

Pricing, including the $1,420 destination fee, starts at $31,720 for the CX-50 2.5 S Select. The CX-50 Hybrid Preferred will set you back $35,390, while the CX-50 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition hits the wallet at $42,220. These updates are Mazda's way of keeping the CX-50 fresh and fierce in the crowded compact crossover market.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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  • Mangale Motors Mangale Motors 7 days ago

    Exciting news from Mazda with the announcement of the CX-50 Hybrid for 2025! It's great to see Mazda expanding their hybrid lineup. I'm curious about the specs and features they're introducing with this model. Any insights or thoughts on how this could impact the hybrid SUV market?

  • Appledude Appledude 7 days ago

    Where is the best bang for the buck? If you compare the gas mileage of the 2.5 regular engine with the mileage of the hybrid, is it worth the money? From my understanding, the hybrids mainly have a big advantage in city driving, but not necessarily in highway mpg - plus the huge cost if the battery or other components die -