Mazda has announced the pricing for the slightly more rugged version of the 2023 CX-50 crossover, the CX-50 Meridian Edition. The pricing starts at $41,225, including destination.
The CX-50 Meridian Edition builds on the 2.5 Turbo model with the addition of black metallic 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/60/18 all-terrain Falken Tires, a headlight garnish, matte black hood graphic, black wheel locks and lug nuts, and side rocker panels. It’s only available in two colors: Polymetal Gray or Zircon Sand. Inside the seats are wrapped in Terracotta leather.
The Meridian Edition is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharge four-cylinder with 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque using 93 octane fuel. Those specs drop to 227 hp and 310 lb-ft. on 87 octane fuel. The four-cylinder is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is standard.
For buyers that want their CX-50 Meridian Edition to be even more ready for an adventure, there’s the optional Apex Package that adds roof-mounted black crossbars, a roof platform and both front and rear splash guards.
If the Meridian Edition is a bit out of your price range, the other CX-50 models are available with a dealer-installed Meridian Choice Package that adds roof-mounted black crossbars, a roof platform, front and rear splash guards, side rocker garnish, headlight garnish, and black wheel locks and lug nuts. This package also adds a unique matte black hood graphic.
The standard 2023 Mazda CX-50 starts at $28,825.