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 first generation of the Mazda CX-5 that debuted in 2012 was impressively designed and equipped, and the updates to the second-generation version in 2017 took its appeal to the next level. Now that this compact crossover SUV has your undivided attention for your next auto purchase, you need to get more familiar with what today's Mazda CX-5 offers and with differences between the 2020 and 2021 Mazda CX-5 versions.


You can appreciate exceptional maneuverability and power behind the wheel of your new Mazda CX-5 regardless of whether you opt for the latest model year available or last year's version. For both years, the Mazda CX-5's power in most trim levels is produced by a 187-horsepower, Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. Select trims for 2020 and 2021 receive 227 horsepower from a powertrain that pairs this four-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo equipment. In 2021, the new Carbon Edition trim is added to the lineup. It is outfitted with a 227-horsepower engine.


Throughout its history, the Mazda CX-5 has exuded a robust, premium demeanor. The exterior style has been progressively enhanced to maintain its overall desirability, including an essential change to the 2021 Mazda CX-5. Generally, the 2020 and 2021 Mazda CX-5 have the same electrifying façade highlighted by flowing, muscular curves and smooth, rolling panels. For 2021, the Carbon Edition reflects the other trim levels' full beauty, and it raises the stakes with dark accents that replace the chrome pieces. For 2020 and 2021, the Mazda CX-5 is available with modern essentials like integrated turn signals in the side mirrors, a hands-free powered liftgate, and a sunroof.


The Mazda CX-5 continues to impress passengers and drivers with its many modern conveniences and technologies. In 2021, the Mazda CX-5 adds remote monitoring and control via a smartphone app. It also includes a larger display screen for the integrated smart device apps and other infotainment system features. If you prefer to drive the Mazda CX-5 Signature for 2021, your crossover will introduce a few new safety features. All of the other interior and safety features loaded into the 2020 Mazda CX-5 are available in 2021 trims.

Which Mazda CX-5 will you pick out from our inventory at Suburban Mazda of Troy? Our courteous and supportive sales associates are standing by and will happily help you to answer that question. Please book an appointment to tour our showroom and to test drive the Mazda CX-5 by calling the sales office today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
** Requires compatible phone, and standard text and data rates apply. Third-party interface providers are solely responsible for their product functionality, and third-party terms and privacy statements apply. Don’t drive while distracted or while using a hand-held device. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple CarPlay, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.