2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition Furthers the Outdoor Experience

August 2nd, 2022 by

2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition

Mazda North American Operations announced availability information for the 2023 CX-50 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition, a package designed for the most adventurous customers.

Additionally, the Meridian Choice Package and the Apex Package will be added to the CX-50’s already robust accessories offerings.

CX-50 2.5 Turbo Meridian Edition

Produced at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM) Plant in Huntsville, Alabama, the Mazda CX-50 is a rugged and capable crossover SUV designed to complement the active lifestyles of customers in the North American market.

Building off the standard Mazda CX-50 2.5 Turbo model and all the features equipped with it, the Meridian Edition package expands the vehicle’s capabilities by providing:

  • Outdoor-focused black metallic 18-inch alloy wheels
  • All-terrain Falken Tires
  • New headlight garnish
  • Unique Meridian Edition branded matte black hood graphic
  • Black wheel locks and lug nuts
  • Side rocker panels

The Meridian Edition is exclusively offered in Polymetal Gray or Zircon Sand exterior paint, while the interior is only available in the new Terracotta leather with black interior accents.

All Meridian Edition vehicles are equipped with Mazda’s standard i-Activ all-wheel drive (AWD) system, Skyactiv-G 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium 93 octane fuel, or 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque on regular 87 octane fuel, and a responsive Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Meridian Edition also comes equipped with Mazda’s Mi-Drive, which includes Normal, Sport, Off-Road, and Towing driving modes. In Towing Mode, when equipped with a Genuine Mazda Tow Hitch, it is capable of towing up to 3,500 lbs.

Apex Package

First seen during the reveal of the CX-50 last fall, Meridian Edition customers looking for the ultimate piece of adventure equipment can opt for the Apex Package upgrade. The package includes roof-mounted black crossbars, a roof platform and both front and rear splash guards. The roof platform allows customers to secure even more outdoor equipment or add the available rooftop tent from Mazda’s accessories offerings.

Meridian Choice Package

An available option for the remaining CX-50 models in either powertrain offering, Meridian Choice Package is a dealer-installed option offering similar outdoor-focused features that will help customers personalize any CX-50 to best fit their lifestyle.

The Meridian Choice Package includes:

  • Roof-mounted black crossbars
  • Roof platform
  • Front and rear splash guards
  • Side rocker garnish
  • Headlight garnish
  • Black wheel locks and lug nuts
  • Matte black hood graphic (different design than the one on the Meridian Edition)

From surfing to mountain biking, from camping to skiing, Mazda has accessories to turn your vehicle into an essential partner for any journey. With the most robust accessory offerings of any vehicle in the current Mazda lineup, the CX-50 is ready for all of life’s adventures.

The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is now available in 10 packages with the addition of the Meridian Edition. Each provides customers a well-equipped vehicle with an impressive list of standard technology and safety features designed to meet their needs while providing the brand’s renowned driving dynamics and enabling drivers to venture further into the outdoors.

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