2021 Mazda CX-5 Overview

The Mazda CX-5 is a fan-favorite crossover SUV with its safety, reliability, and style. The 2021 CX-5 builds on the CX-5 stellar reputation with upgrades to technology features. With intuitive safety features, technology to fit your lifestyle, and an elegant and sporty exterior; the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is the ideal SUV.

In this overview, we’ll go through the features of the 2021 CX-5 and outline some of the must know specs for the new CX-5 to see why it continues to be a top ranking SUV.


The 2021 Mazda CX-5 brings impressive performance to the road in its crossover SUV class. The 2021 CX-5 comes standard with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with 186 lb-ft torque and a towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.

New to 2021 is the Mazda CX-5 Turbo engine; thus Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Turbo engine delivers 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

The Mazda CX-5 trims are available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. All 2021 Mazda CX-5 AWD, i-ACTIV AWD®, models come standard with the Traction Assist feature. The mileage for the standard CX-5 front wheel drive (FWD) and all wheel drive (AWD) are as follows:

FWD, Automatic Transmission (city/hwy): 25/31
AWD, Automatic Transmission (city/hwy): 24/30

2021 Mazda CX-5 Trims

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes in 7 trim specifications. Plus, a new Carbon addition joins the CX-5 lineup in 2021. All trim specifications are listed below, as follows:

Mazda CX-5 Sport
Mazda CX-5 Touring
Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition
Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo
Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring
Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve
Mazda CX-5 Signature

Each of these trim offerings differs slightly in specs and available features. However, all trim specifications have 30.9 cubic feet of cargo volume with 59.6 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seat folded down. Take a look at the new inventory of Mazda CX-5 SUVs to find the best trim style for your lifestyle.

Technology Features

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with many tech features including LED headlights with auto-leveling, 12-volt power outlets, dual front USB audio inputs, a push button start, remote fuel-door release, power windows, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio capability, a 4-speaker audio system and a 10.25” full-color touch screen display. Yet, there’s more.

The Mazda CX-5 includes the Mazda CONNECT™ Infotainment system you know and love from Mazda, which includes the following features:

  • Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™ integration
  • Voice command
  • HD Radio™
  • Aha™ internet radio integration
  • Pandora® internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply
  • E911 automatic emergency notification

Mazda took your comfort into consideration to include these tech features that make your day easier for a more enjoyable ride in this sleek crossover SUV.

Safety Features

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is made safe by the various safety features that are built into its detail to give you peace of mind when driving the kids to school or sports practice and getting yourself to and from work and errands. The CX-5 comes standard with the following features:

  • Dual front air bags with seat belt-use, passenger weight sensors
  • Front side-impact air bags and side-impact air curtains with rollover protection
  • Anti-lock brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Mazda Radar cruise control with stop and go
  • Advanced Smart City Brake support with pedestrian detection
  • Smart Brake support with collision warning
  • Lane departure warning system with lane keep assist
  • LATCH rear seat, child-safety-seat anchors
  • Speed sensitive power door locks and child safety door locks
  • Rear window defogger with timer
  • Automatic rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Auto on/off headlights

The CX-5 comes standard with all of the above features to help keep you and your family and friends safe in your Mazda CX-5 with additional features for varying trim levels. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has received various accolades for its safety, as we mention below.

Crash Safety

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 won a Top Safety Pick+ award by IIHS, receiving top marks across safety categories including front and side crash ratings. The new CX-5 also received a top safety rating by NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), receiving a 5-star safety rating for both front and side crash tests.

CX-5 Interior

The Mazda CX-5 interior provides you and your family with the adjustability and storage to be comfortable whether taking a road trip or running errands. The CX-5 interior has a 5-passenger seating capacity, seatback pockets, and front and rear door bottle holders. In addition to the luxury audio and safety features, the driver is sure to have a pleasant and comfortable ride with all of its creature comforts. With a center console, sunglass holder, adjustable front and rear headrests, and 6-way manual adjustable driver’s seat; the driver can have everything closeby in a comfortable ride.

2021 Mazda CX-5 Price

With a top safety rating and numerous safety and technology features, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 provides a reliable and fun ride offered at a great price. The new 2021 Mazda CX-5 starts at only $25,370 MSRP.

Drive a 2021 Mazda CX-5 at Whitten Brothers Mazda Today

Are you ready to test drive the new 2021 Mazda CX-5 and experience the safety, technology features and solid performance of a Mazda for yourself? Contact us and visit us at Whitten Mazda to test drive a new Mazda CX-5 today!