2024 BMW X1 vs. 2024 Mazda CX-50 Review

Picture of the 2024 BMW X1

2024 BMW
X1

MSRP*: $40,500 to $49,900
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Picture of the 2024 Mazda CX-50

2024 Mazda
CX-50

MSRP*: $30,300 to $43,300
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MPG - City 23 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 46.9 - 57.2 ft3 56.3 ft3
Engine
  • 241-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 312-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 241 - 312 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 177.2 - 177.4 in 185.8 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 75.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Head Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 38.6 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X1 than the Mazda CX-50. The BMW X1 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-50.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X1 is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-50.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X1 is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-50, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X1 is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-50, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW X1 has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-50, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-50.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X1 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-50.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X1 and the Mazda CX-50. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the BMW X1 as you will in the Mazda CX-50.