2021 MAZDA CX-5

Original MSRP Range
$25,370 - $37,505
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
22 - 25 MPG City / 27 - 31 MPG Hwy
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2021 MAZDA CX-5

What We Like

  • Beautiful inside and out
  • Excellent handling
  • Sophisticated AWD setup
  • Available turbocharged engine
  • Reasonably priced


Consumer Rating

4.3/ 5


How Much Does a 2021 MAZDA CX-5 Cost?

Mazda’s CX-5 for 2021 is offered in seven levels of trim: Sport, Touring, Touring Preferred SV, the new Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels. AWD is standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models. All others are FWD models that can be ordered with AWD. The least expensive Mazda CX-5, the Sport ($25,270 FWD; $26,670 AWD) , comes standard with the new 10.25-inch center display, gray 17-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, two USB ports, LED headlights (with automatic high beams), rain-sensing windshield wipers, and dual exhaust outlets. The Sport also has cloth-covered seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, a pushbutton starter, and an electric parking brake. When ordered with AWD, the CX-5 Sport gets Off-Road Traction Assist, which automatically brakes individual wheels to keep the CX-5 moving in slippery off-road conditions. Standard safety features on the Sport (and all 2021 Mazda CX-5s) include an advanced suite with smart cruise control (with stop & go), automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), a lane-departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. The CX-5 Touring ($27,010 FWD, $28,410 AWD) adds rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning vents, and a pair of rear USB ports. It also has a 6-speaker stereo and auto-leveling LED headlights. New for 2021 is the CX-5 Touring Preferred SV ($28,455 FWD, $29,855 AWD). This model ups the luxury quotient with leather upholstery, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, a power liftgate, a power moonroof, and power front seats. With the base 2.5-liter engine, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition costs $28,855 with FWD or $30,255 with AWD. With the turbo 2.5 those figures jump to $30,660 (FWD) or $32,060 (AWD). With either engine, the Carbon Edition is essentially a Touring Preferred SV with Polymetal Gray paint, black 19-inch alloy wheels, black door mirrors and an interior with red leather seats and black honeycomb trim. Note: The Carbon Edition is the only FWD CX-5 available with the turbo engine. Interested in a 10-speaker Bose audio system? It’s standard on the CX-5 Grand Touring ($30,460), which also has leather upholstery, paddle shifters, 7-inch digital gauges, satellite radio, a power liftgate, and silver 19-inch alloy wheels. While the AWD Grand Touring comes with the naturally aspirated 2.5, the CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve ($35,285) has the turbo 2.5 and a head-up display. The top CX-5, the AWD Signature, ($37,405) is distinguished by Nappa leather seats, wood interior trim, a Driver Attention Alert, smart rear braking, a 360-degree surround-view camera, a black headliner and Sirius XM satellite radio. On CX-5 Grand Touring models and above, adaptive LED headlights point into the turn for a better view of the corner. Two option packages deserve mention: The Preferred Equipment package on the CX-5 Touring model has a 10-speaker Bose audio system, a power moonroof, and a power liftgate. A GT Premium Package, available on the CX-5 Grand Touring, is s highlighted by a head-up display, power-folding side mirrors, vented front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a windshield wiper de-icer. Lastly, the Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint that everybody loves is a $595 option. Machine Gray Metallic, another cool color, is $495.

CX-5 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
CX-5 Carbon Edition AWD$30,355 / $29,4814 Cylinder18724 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Carbon Edition FWD$28,955 / $28,1224 Cylinder18725 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo AWD$32,160 / $31,2324 Cylinder22722 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo FWD$30,760 / $29,8744 Cylinder22723 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Grand Touring AWD$31,960 / $30,7184 Cylinder18724 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Grand Touring FWD$30,560 / $29,3744 Cylinder18725 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD$35,385 / $34,0084 Cylinder Turbo22722 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
CX-5 Signature AWD$37,505 / $36,0444 Cylinder Turbo22722 / 276-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
CX-5 Sport AWD$26,770 / $26,2704 Cylinder18724 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Sport FWD$25,370 / $24,8964 Cylinder18725 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Touring AWD$28,510 / $27,6894 Cylinder18724 / 306-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-5 Touring FWD$27,110 / $26,3314 Cylinder18725 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MAZDA CX-5 Safety

Is the 2021 MAZDA CX-5 a Safe Car?

The 2021 CX-5 comes with a generous complement of safety features, including side-impact airbags in front and rear side-curtain airbags. Smart City Brake Support is standard. This system will automatically slow or stop the CX-5 if it senses an impending collision occurs. Other standard active safety features include lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist, plus rear cross-traffic alert with blind-spot monitoring. In crash tests, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Mazda CX-5 a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. Also, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Mazda CX-5 a Top Safety Pick.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$36,806 ($0.49 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Bumper Trim Pkg


2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs the competition

2020 Kia Sportage — The handsome Sportage offers generous features and safety equipment, plus an available turbocharged engine. The CX-5, however, is roomier and better dynamically. 2020 Honda CR-V –The CR-V has more interior room, a larger cargo hold, and it gets better gas mileage. But the CX-5 can tow more weight (2,000 pounds vs 1,500) and has a more upscale interior. 2020 Ford Escape — The new Ford Escape is good, especially with the 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine. But it’s not as sporty as the CX-5. The Escape also is available as a fuel-efficient hybrid and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Used Subaru Outback — A 2014 to 2018 Subaru Outback will give you more room, superior off-road ability, better ground clearance, and a number of driver assists, including the excellent EyeSight system. The Outback also gets slightly better fuel economy. Used BMW X3 — A 2017 BMW X3, particularly one powered by the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6 with 300 hp, will remind you that the CX-5 isn’t the only sporty compact crossover SUV in town. A low-mileage example on Autotrader.com should cost less than a new CX-5.

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