American’s love their crossovers, and compact SUVs are now the most popular cars on the road. From staples like the Jeep Cherokee and Mazda CX-5 to newcomers like the Ford Bronco Sport, these compact SUVs offer style, performance and advanced tech.
The Mazda CX-5 is a Car and Driver 10Best winner, Editors’ Choice Award, and currently ranks number one in Car and Driver’s picks for compact crossover, beating out the VW Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. In comparison after comparison, the new Mazda CX-5 continues to come out on top thanks to its beautiful design, advanced safety features, engaging driving dynamics and upscale interior.
Recently, Car and Driver put the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature up against the classic Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and new Ford Bronco Sport to see who could best tackle the rough Michigan winter. The Cherokee was the largest of the bunch which provided for a cushy ride on the freeway but made it clunky off-road. Inside, the design was uninspiring yet full of luxury features like a sunroof and power driver’s seat. The Bronco Sport boasts undeniable personality and off-road prowess, but its seating is awkward, and the interior seems geared more to take on dirt than enjoyed. The ride is bumpy, on purpose, again, meant less for commuting and more for fun. The Mazda CX-5 boasted the best driving experience with a plush interior despite having a smaller amount of cargo space. The Mazda CX-5 competes more with the likes of an Audi or BMW compact SUV with its leather interior, 360-degree camera and superior fuel economy. Not to mention the sleek exterior design.
The winner? The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature.
The top-of-the-line 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature comes with i-ACTIV® AWD with off-road traction assist and a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 with Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine that pumps out up to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. The cabin features a premium interior with genuine wood trim, Caturra Brown Nappa leather, a heated steering wheel, and Mazda Navigation System.
Every 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV includes:
- Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- LED headlights
- High beam control
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Remote keyless entry
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Two front USB audio inputs
- 10.25” full color touchscreen with Mazda Connect™
You also have the option of upgrading to i-ACTIV® AWD with Off-road Traction Assist from the standard FWD; AWD does come standard on the top-tier Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine comes with the Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Choose the Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition, with or without Turbo, to get the exclusive Polymetal Gray exterior and red leather interior. Other premium and luxury features available in the 2021 Mazda CX-5 include:
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Leather-trimmed seats
- Paddle shifters
- One-touch moonroof
- Heated steering wheel
- Two rear USB ports
- Windshield-projected Active Driving Display
- Front and rear parking sensors
The Mazda CX-5 has proven again and again that it is the stand out in the crowded compact SUV market. Stunning design, a thoughtful interior, premium performance capabilities and an affordable price tag help make Mazdas a top choice for your next crossover or SUV.
With so many options and trim levels, you can customize your new Mazda CX-5 to your exact liking. And the Mazda experts at Dublin Mazda are here to help. Test drive a new Mazda compact SUV at Dublin Mazda in Dublin, California, to experience the agile drive, refined interior and advanced technology available in all new Mazda models. Shop online or visit Dublin Mazda in Dublin, CA, to experience a Mazda SUV today!