Compare 2021 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-5

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-5
2021 MAZDA CX-5 2020 MAZDA CX-5


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


187 187

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 25/31 *

  Infotainment Display

10.25-in. touch screen 7.0-in. touch screen

  Apple CarPlay &   Android Auto **

Standard Available on Touring trims & up

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-5

Serving Troy, MI

The Mazda CX-5 is Mazda’s compact crossover SUV that is packed with style and features, and it is engineered to give you a confident experience behind the wheel. Both the 2020 and 2021 versions of the Mazda CX-5 are included in the model’s second generation, but they have several significant differences. After you learn about their differences, you can make a well-informed selection.


For both 2020 and 2021, the Mazda CX-5 is available with the same two powertrains throughout the lineup. The entry-level engine is an I-4, 2.5-liter gas engine that produces 187 horsepower. Top trim levels for both years have an I-4, 2.5-liter engine that boasts Dynamic Pressure engineering, and this combination gives you 227 horsepower. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 introduces a new trim level. This is the Carbon Edition trim, and it is equipped with the Mazda CX-5's 227-horsepower engine.


The Mazda CX-5 has the same overall design from front to rear for the 2020 and 2021 model years, but the all-new Carbon Edition adds a few chrome accents that are not included in other trim levels. Altogether, the Mazda CX-5 for 2020 and 2021 is dressed up confidently by an upright position with a chrome-underlined grille and smooth flow over the hood and across the sides. From LED lighting to a tapered roof, the Mazda CX-5 has looks that turn heads. Additional exterior features could include a sunroof, a power liftgate, and power side mirrors with integrated turning signals.


There are a few differences in the range of available and included features between the 2020 and 2021 Mazda CX-5. Both model years have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the 2021 version comes with a more extensive digital interface. The vehicle can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app. In addition, the 2021 Signature trim level for 2021 has a few all-new safety features that are not in lower trim levels. Some of the Mazda CX-5's included features for both years are heated seats, a sound system, a push-button ignition, USB ports, and more.

The Mazda CX-5 has the looks and features you want your next crossover SUV to have, and these are combined with stunning style from front to rear. With several differences between the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 version, this is the model that requires an in-person review. To get to know more about the Mazda CX-5 and for our team’s support with your selection, contact Suburban Mazda of Troy today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
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