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2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. 2022 Lexus RX

2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. 2022 Lexus RX
2023 MAZDA CX-50


2022 Lexus RX

Trim Levels

256 hp / 320 lb-ft

Engine power

295 hp / 267 lb-ft

Hybrid Options

24 mpg / 30 mpg**

Fuel Economy (AWD)

19 mpg / 26 mpg
56.3 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

58.5 cubic feet

If you’re looking for a reliable, stylish new SUV to give your Las Cruces, NM commute a serious upgrade, you might be considering the 2023 Mazda CX-50 or the 2022 Lexus RX. These are both excellent choices that deliver strong performance specs alongside advanced features and roomy dimensions. But only one will ultimately best suit your driving needs, and Rudolph Mazda is here to help you decide. Compare Mazda vs. Lexus SUV models with our team in the guide below!



MAZDA CX-50 vs. Lexus RX: Price & Trims

The most immediate difference we can see when comparing the Mazda CX-50 vs. RX is in their prices. The Mazda CX-50 is far more affordable than its Lexus counterpart – despite offering comparable specs and dimensions – with all nine trim levels coming in at a lower price than the base-level Lexus RX 350. The Lexus RX offers ten configurations, but the Mazda CX-50 has a forthcoming hybrid model that has not yet been released – we’ll keep you updated!

MAZDA CX-50 vs. Lexus RX: Performance Specs

It’s a bit difficult to compare the Mazda CX-50 vs. RX in terms of performance specs, since the Mazda CX-50 has a hybrid variant that has not yet been released. However, we can look at the two options that are available now – the standard 4-cylinder and the turbocharged upgrade – alongside the Lexus RX standard and hybrid engines. The Mazda CX-50 is available exclusively in all-wheel drive, while the Lexus RX has a front-wheel drive option as well. Here are the details:

2023 MAZDA CX-50 Engine Options

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine / 187 hp / 186 lb-ft of torque**
  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 with Twin-scroll Turbo engine / 256 hp / 320 lb-ft of torque**
  • 24 mpg city / 30 mpg highway (standard)**
  • 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway (turbocharged)**
  • i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive configuration

2022 Lexus RX Engine Options

  • 3.5L V6 engine / 295 hp / 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V6 hybrid engine / 308 hp
  • 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway (AWD)
  • 31 mpg / 28 mpg highway (hybrid)
  • Front-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive configurations

Discover the MAZDA CX-50 at Rudolph Mazda!

There’s plenty more to love about the 2023 Mazda CX-50, and Rudolph Mazda is the perfect place to learn! Contact our office or stop by our dealership to talk to a member of our team. You can also set up a test drive around Alamagordo, NM or Van Horn if you want to see how the Mazda CX-50 handles on the road. And if you want to get a jump-start on the buying process, be sure to check out our finance center!


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*MSRP excludes taxes, title, license fees and $1,225 destination charge (Alaska $1,270). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

**EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.


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