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2021 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda CX-5 highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 31 highway, 28 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


All Mazda CX-5 years

New for 2021

  • The CX-5 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Carbon Edition and Carbon Edition Turbo.
  • CX-5 trims have been upgraded with CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Smart Key and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.

Explore Mazda CX-5 details

Sport 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41"/R 39.6"

Head room

F 39.7"/R 39"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2021 Mazda CX-5

1. An engine that purrs

Under-the-hood power on the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is nothing to shrug at. Standard on the Sport and Touring trims is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that packs 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the Signature, Carbon Edition, or Grand Touring trims to bump the power up to 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Whether you're looking to add a roof or bike rack or hitch a small camper, the CX-5 has you covered.

2. A top repairable model

Down-the-line repair costs are not the same for every vehicle. And with an overall RepairPal reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 ranks 1st out of 30 among midsize SUVs. That means that while annual repairs on a midsize SUV will cost you $521 on average ($619 for all vehicles), you're looking at a rough average of $388 per year for the 2021 CX-5, according to RepairPal. In large part that's because CX-5 owners make unscheduled repairs half as often as the average car owner.

3. A rugged cruiser

With the standard 2.5L engine and 2WD, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg fuel economy in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The CX-5 comes standard with 2WD, but all trims offer 4WD upgrades. With room for five, a 14.8L gas tank, and 40 inches of legroom on average, you can easily and comfortably carpool the kids to school and take weekend trips to the country—all without draining the tank.

4. Seven great trims

The standard Sport trim of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has a bevy of features typically found on higher-end trims only. These include blind spot monitoring, cruise control, lane departure warning and a rearview camera. Upgrade to the Touring trim for plush leatherette and cloth seats fitted with power adjusters and heaters. One more step up to the Grand Touring trim gets you seats with memory and real leather, and satellite radio.

5. Plenty of available features

In addition to a tow hitch, available features on the 2021 Mazda CX-5 make it a great choice for a midsize SUV. If you love road trips and the outdoors, a full roof rack can support all the gear you need, from tents to bikes and fishing poles. Inside, you can shop for a model with a Bose® sound system for a true audio experience. On the road, you can enjoy a deck-lid sunroof, power hatch, and parking sensors.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Mazda CX-5 an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mazda CX-5 1st out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.

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2021 Mazda CX-5 trims


  • 187-hp, 186-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Smart Key
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • View our Mazda CX-5 Sport inventory


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