CX-5 vs CX-50 sales year to date

Antoine

Administrator
Side note…A reminder that the topic here is sales and not CX-50 issues per say. I really hope this isn’t turning into an anti-CX-50 (or any Mazda) thread as such an attitude will not be supported here. You don’t have to like the CX-50 but let’s not pile on against it…If anything, let’s show we can help identify issues and assist with resolving them just as we do for other models such as the CX-5.

Please remember…We have a CX-50 Forum here and we want those Owners and anyone interested to feel welcome and for it to thrive as an informative and useful resource (just as with all our other Forums).

Now back to the topic, thanks!
 
I purchased a preferred plus CX-50 about a month ago over a CX-5 and wanted to add some of my though process and first month experiences.

For background, I was looking to replace my Charger R/T (which I loved) and get something more practical for a toddler. On paper, the CX-5 gets you far more features for your dollar. For about 2 grand more than I paid for my CX-50 I could have got a premium plus CX-5 and get all the features I really wanted - ventilated, memory seats, and HUD being the primary ones. After I had put my CX-50 deposit down I went and drove a premium plus CX-5 expecting to change deposit.

However, the back-to-back test drive convinced me to stay with the CX-50. I very much preferred the wider cabin of the CX-50, whereas the CX-5 felt comparatively narrow and tight. I'm 6'5" with a long torso so headroom is extremely important, and while the CX-5 had more headroom, the CX-50 still has plenty and is not an issue for me. The CX-50 backseat also has more legroom, and the deeper trunk seems to offer more usable space than the CX-5, even if total volume is smaller.

The CX-50 steering is much firmer and the ride felt more connected to the road. The CX-5 felt light and soft, almost disconnected, compared to the CX-50. I don't know how much the torsion beam suspension plays into that, but I think the discussion is far more nuanced than "torsion beam = cheap and bad." The CX-50 is still far more comfortable than the old Charger, so I'm happy with it.

Interior wise, the CX-50 feels cleaner and more modern to me even though they are functionally similar. I didn't like the stiff buttons and small commander knob on the CX-5, however I realize this is purely personal preference.

There are some CX-5 features that I wish were included in the CX-50. The split folding middle seat would be perfect for skis, its crazy its not in a car marketed for 'outdoorsy' types.

As far as my ownership experience is going, the CX-50 is definitely having teething issues. My own are documented in this thread. Certainly disappointing, but not unexpected with a new model on a new assembly line.

I think if they work out these issues there's room for both vehicles. The CX-50 for those who want more of a wagon that isn't a Subaru and isn't at Audi Allroad prices, and the CX-5 for entry-luxury on-road crossover. For most buyers though, the current price disparity is going to be too much and will drive people to the CX-5 unless the value very specific characteristics like I do.
 
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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
I don't know how much the torsion beam suspension plays into that, but I think the discussion is far more nuanced than "torsion beam = cheap and bad."
Yeah, I agree with you. Folks with IRS (as I have in my other car) spend bucks (as I have) on getting a stiff anti-roll bars installed to tighten up the rear end. The way the Mazda torsion beam is designed, it acts exactly like that stiff sway bar. It could well be what makes the CX-50 a bit more rough riding than the CX-5, but still, it's nothing like your father's 'straight-across' hub to hub torsion beam like we have been used to seeing on economy cars.
 

For November 2022:

CX5- 12,692
CX50- 2,260

While the CX50 went up a little bit, hardly impressive vs the CX5.
 
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2019 CX-5 AWD
Updated totals.

Mazda CX-5 US Month Sales

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2012-7143629352139734551420846654468377842135956
2013524454517116626271286856782585066280583363236720
201449989353118556835929179439109107098097599172207721
20155949744510899896010717937395301003391079264875611417
2016706375798965882699519227108311061293858942886511989
201780687836847011334118199550114021163112440103061061014097
201813463132161613811312141731271012208129701053892711088213741
201910652133771346595921405713242133911559210332109701413915734
20201290814462784152201214012501118781374513582118901229917954
2021135831208715080148832059516393162991532913094101771050910419
20221260416404216451640480936654110091292010216944112692-
Total945321079241251031031491219371090001176901267121075399586393816115748


Mazda CX-50 US Month Sales

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022--5617001465156629832783282326302260-
Total0056170014651566298327832823263022600
 

ch3no2

2023 Turbo Signature, Eternal Blue.
As some of you may have seen I took delivery of my CX-5 this week. While talking with the saleperson in the showroom we were standing in front of a CX-50. He mentioned to me that they were unable to special order or request a specific CX-50. They have no say right now for what trims and colors they get.
 
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2019 CX-5 AWD
Updated.

Mazda CX-5 US Month Sales

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2012-7143629352139734551420846654468377842135956
2013524454517116626271286856782585066280583363236720
201449989353118556835929179439109107098097599172207721
20155949744510899896010717937395301003391079264875611417
2016706375798965882699519227108311061293858942886511989
201780687836847011334118199550114021163112440103061061014097
201813463132161613811312141731271012208129701053892711088213741
201910652133771346595921405713242133911559210332109701413915734
20201290814462784152201214012501118781374513582118901229917954
2021135831208715080148832059516393162991532913094101771050910419
2022126041640421645164048093665411009129201021694411269213512
Total945321079241251031031491219371090001176901267121075399586393816115748

Total U.S. 2017+ (2nd gen) CX-5 Sales: 899,190 as of 1/23

Mazda CX-50 US Month Sales


YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022--56170014651566298327832823263022603063
Total0056170014651566298327832823263022600

Total U.S. 2022+ CX-50 Sales: 21,329 as of 1/23