The Ford Bronco and the Mazda CX-50 are both compact SUVs that offer plenty of utility. The Ford Bronco is a full-size SUV, while the Mazda CX-50 is considered a mid-size SUV. They have similar MSRPs, but they have different features and capabilities. So which one should you buy? Here's a comparison between these two vehicles:
Design & Style
- Exterior Design
The Ford Bronco Sport is a little more old-school than the Mazda CX-50, with its SUV design and boxy shape. It's also a lot bigger than its rival, with more space inside and an overall length of nearly 19 feet (5.8 meters). This makes it more formidable off-road. But many people prefer the modern styling of the Mazda CX-50.
Both models come standard with all-wheel drive, rearview cameras, and parking sensors to help keep you safe while you're driving in tight spaces or backing up.
- Interior Design
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and the 2022 Mazda CX-50 have very different interior styles. The Ford has a more traditional look, with leather seats, wood trim, and chrome accents. It also offers some modern touches, like a touchscreen interface for the infotainment system. The Mazda is more futuristic in its design and features LED lighting throughout the cabin as well as an eye-catching digital dashboard that's unlike anything else on the market right now.
The CX-50's cabin is also quieter than that of the Bronco Sport because it uses acoustic glass on all windows except those in front of rear passengers; those windows are made with transparent film instead. A few other features worth mentioning include pushbutton start (for both models) and rear vents to keep backseat occupants cool during summer drives or winter trips when it's too cold for them to open their windows themselves!
Technology & Safety
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport takes a step up in technology. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, Sync 3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility, HD Radio, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
The 2022 Mazda CX-50's tech offerings are less extensive than those of its rival. In addition to an available 8-inch touchscreen display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity (but not built-in navigation), this crossover offers remote start with climate control as part of its optional Convenience Package.
The Ford Bronco Sport is powered by a 2.3L EcoBoost engine that produces up to 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. This is an increase of 25 hp compared to the previous model, but more is needed to put it on par with its competitors. The 2022 Mazda CX-50 comes standard with a 2.5L SkyActiv-G engine that puts out 184 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque.
The other difference between these two engines is how they sound—the Mazda has an unmistakable hum when you accelerate, almost like a purr, whereas the Bronco emits a roar at higher speeds. Both get excellent gas mileage for their category: 24 mpg city/28 highway for both vehicles' base models.
The Bottom Line
The final verdict? The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport costs less and is better in every way. While the 2022 Mazda CX-50 is a great vehicle, it is different from what Ford has done with the Bronco Sport. If you're looking for an affordable SUV that offers all of today's most sought-after features, this is your best bet.
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