One of the best compact SUVs on the market 2021 Mazda CX-5 is getting further upgrades. This model boasts beautifully sculpted bodywork and is getting some significant changes inside.
Mazda is known over the years for its thoughtful ergonomics and engaging driving dynamics. Compared to its classmates, the CX-5 is better in many aspects. It comes with a very potent 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 187-horsepower. Besides that, the manufacturer also offers two more powertrains and Carbon Edition giving a more sporty vibe.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Design Ugrades
The new 2021 Mazda CX-5 rises above all other compact crossovers thanks to its unique design language. Generally, this model provides luxury aura without the luxury price. Like before, this model features a premium glossy chrome shield grille with the Mazda Chrome logo in the center. Also, it comes with the sleek LED headlights running into the fenders.
The sharper and precise dimensions of the CX-5 makes this SUV sleek and edgy. Generally, everything looks and feels unique. Sporty stance continuous on the back, and perfectly embodying Mazda’s design language.
Interior Hosts a New 10.3-Inch Touchscreen
For 2021, the manufacturer introduces some of the new upgrades. The most notable is a new infotainment system. Basically, Mazda replaced the smaller 7.0-inch display with a giant 10.3-inch touchscreen.
The new infotainment now sits atop the dashboard, and it features the latest Mazda Connect interface. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as the Wi-Fi hotspot comes standard. Like the Mazda 6 and CX-9, the CX-5 also introduces a new Carbon Edition. This model comes with a unique Polymetal Gray paint and red upholstery. However, top-of-the-line Signature trim is the most equipped, and it adds a higher-definition 360-degree camera, a driver attention alert, and rear automated emergency braking
2021 Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs
Like before, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 will use three engine variants. The first one is available on the trims Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. This unit consists of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation that produces 187-horsepower. Basically, this engine on the current model contributes an impressive average fuel economy of up to 28 mpg. Also, it’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and it comes default with front-wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is available optionally. Generally, with this engine and AWD system, Mazda CX-5 can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds.
The next engine comes standard on trims Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. It uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 250-horsepower. Like the first one, it comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, but it includes a standard all-wheel-drive. Towing capacity, thanks to this unit, measures 3,500 pounds. Finally, a new 2.2-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine that put out 168 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque is offered exclusively with Signature trim. EPA’s of this model is not yet rated.
How Much Does the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Cost?
Like before, the new 2021 Mazda CX-6 should keep the same (MSRP) of $26,135 for the front-drive Sport model. However, we recommended a Touring trim that brings more comfort and convenience equipment. This model starts at ($27,775) and it can be equipped with an all-wheel-drive system for just $1,400.
Carbon Edition that will probably use an engine that delivers 250 horses might cross 30k. Models in the same class as Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4 don’t provide the same level of luxury but are in the same price range as the CX-5.