Check Out the 2021 Mazda CX-5

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 the compact crossover with an elegant design. Ideal if you’re looking for high-performance quality, it also offers high fuel efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about this vehicle’s features, updates, pricing, and associated deals.

Trims & Amenities

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has various trims, including the Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature.


The Sport version offers:

  • Mazda Connect, 
  • Apple CarPlay, 
  • Android Audio, and 
  • a lane departure warning feature.


The Touring version offers:

  • a 6-way power-adjusted driver’s seat, 
  • heated driver and passenger seats, and 
  • a dual-zone automatic climate control function.

Carbon Edition

The Carbon Edition offers consumers:

  • an exclusive polymetal gray metallic paint job,
  • 19-inch alloy wheels that have a black metallic finish, and
  • available red leather seats.

Grand Touring

The Grand Touring version is equipped with:

  • the Bose 10-speaker audio sound system, 
  • a moonroof with power-sliding glass, and 
  • a rear power liftgate with programmable height.

Grand Touring Reserve

The Grand Touring Reserve version offers:

  • a turbo engine with 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque,
  • i-ACTIVE AWD, an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, and 
  • Active Driving Display.


The Signature version offers:

  • Caturra Brown Nappa leather seats, 
  • Smart City Brake Support, and 
  • a monitor with a 360° view and parking sensors.

Engine & Mechanical Features

The various versions of the Mazda CX-5 have different features; that said, all come with enviable standard features. For instance, most trims have the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 with 186 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm or the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 with dynamic pressure turbo and 320 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm.


Most versions come with a front-wheel drive (FWD) system or the i-ACTIV AWD® system with off-road traction assist.

Fuel Economy

The EPA-estimated fuel economy for most versions with FWD automatic transmission is 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for most versions with AWD automatic transmission is 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

Fantastic Features

There’s no shortage of goodies in this crossover.


The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has an updated infotainment system. This new system has a higher quality screen and better performing software. It is controlled using a rotary dial as opposed to a touchscreen, which makes this system stand apart from the competition. Mazda didn’t stop there, though. The company also updated safety features, which includes an automatic braking system.


Most trims offer:

  • 5-passenger seating capacity, 
  • adjustable front and rear headrests, 
  • a leather-wrapped gear selector, 
  • a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 
  • a tilt and telescopic steering column, and 
  • a pollen filtration system.

But that’s not all. Most versions also have a 10.25″ full-color touch screen display and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability.


This vehicle is certainly designed to impress. Most trims offer:

  • LED headlights, 
  • high beam control, 
  • daytime running lights, 
  • intermittent windshield wipers, and
  •  dual exhaust outlets.

Safety Features

Safety comes first; Mazda knows that, which is why the company has equipped the 2021 Mazda CX-5 with a host of standard and optional safety features to suit your needs. These features include:

  • Anti-Lock Brake System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution & Brake Assist
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Dynamic Stability Control with a Traction Control System
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-Keep Assist
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Engine-immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Rearview camera

How does it rank?

The National Highway Transportation Administration gave the car a 5-star crash-test rating. And the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety deemed it a Top Safety Pick+.

Pricing & Deals

Every dealer will offer varying prices on this vehicle. That said, you can expect the 2021 Mazda CX-5 to cost roughly the following:

  • Sport – $26,370
  • Touring – $28,110
  • Carbon Edition – $29,955
  • Grand Touring – $31,560
  • Grand Touring Reserve – $36,385
  • Signature – $38,505

Note that the U.S. News Best Price Program is offering consumers lower monthly payments when they purchase or lease a new 2021 Mazda CX-5.


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