Ranked number one by Car and Driver in compact crossover SUVs*, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 boasts stylish design, luxurious interior features, and superior drivability. The 2021 model year brings the option of a turbocharged engine that boosts horsepower from the standard 187 up to a powerful 250-hp on premium fuel. This 2021 Mazda adds a host of other new features standard, along with the intriguing Carbon Edition option. Let’s explore.
For 2021, the Mazda CX-5 gets a ton of new features included on every trim – Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature – with plenty of options for those who want to upgrade. New standard features for the 2021 model year include:
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Two USB ports up front
- Remote keyless entry
- Rearview camera
- Auto LED headlights
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Option of AWD available on all trims
Upgrade to the Mazda CX-5 Touring, and you’ll get heated front seats, leatherette instead of cloth seats, dual-zone climate control and back seat passengers will enjoy their own A/C vents, rear USB charging points and a center armrest. There is also a Touring Preferred SV Package that adds a 10-speaker Bose® audio system, leather seats, moonroof, power lift-gate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 6- and 8-way power passenger and driver’s seat, and more.
The much-talked-about Carbon Edition is built on the Mazda CX-5 Touring trim with the Touring Preferred SV Package. It adds the exclusive Polymetal grey exterior color, red leather seats, black honeycomb interior trim, gloss black door mirrors, and 19-inch alloy wheels. You also have the option of the Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo which upgrades the naturally aspirated 187-hp, 186 lb-ft of torque SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter engine to the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine with up to 250-hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
If you’re thinking about adding the Touring Preferred SV Package to the Mazda CX-5 Touring, consider the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring. You will get everything in that package and add paddle shifters to the steering wheel, a seven-inch TFT digital gauge display, LED taillights, Adaptive Front-lighting System, heated door mirrors and brilliant silver 19-inch alloy wheels. You cannot, however, get the turbocharged engine.
For those who want even more, opt for the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and get the SKYACTIV®-G Turbo engine and AWD standard. You will also enjoy heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, windshield wiper de-icer and automatic folding door mirrors. Drivers will utilize the Active Driving Display projected on the windshield and can add the Mazda Navigation System for Traffic Sign Recognition.
And for those who must have it all, there is the Mazda CX-5 Signature. Even more premium features are added, including Caturra Brown Nappa leather seats, real wood trimming, dark silver 19-inch alloy wheels with a black headliner and the Signature badge. The CX-5 Signature comes equipped with the Mazda Navigation System with Traffic Sign Recognition and more advanced safety features like Driver Attention Alert and Smart City Brake Support Reverse. Enjoy the best in Mazda’s advanced technology, coupled with Mazda’s most luxurious and sophisticated design features.
No matter which 2021 Mazda CX-5 trim you choose, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with Mazda’s i-Activsense® suite of safety features. You’ll also get a three-year trial of Mazda Connected Services to control and monitor your new Mazda CX-5 remotely. Enjoy sharp driving dynamics, head-turning good looks and a plush interior in this luxurious (without the luxury price tag) crossover.
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*2021 Mazda CX-5 https://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/cx-5