Compare 2022 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-5

2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-5
2022 MAZDA CX-5 2021 MAZDA CX-5


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


187 hp 187 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

24/30 * 25/31 *

  Standard Drivetrain

i-ACTIV AWD® Front-Wheel Drive

2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-5

Serving Troy, MI

Are you torn between buying the 2021 Mazda CX-5 or the updated 2022 version? While these are both mid-generational options with a solid appeal, a close review of the options reveals that the 2022 Mazda CX-5 has exciting improvements. The differences between these stunning options could sway your next crossover SUV selection. What will you discover about these Mazda crossovers when you explore them in detail at Suburban Mazda of Troy?


While many mechanical aspects of the Mazda CX-5 are unchanged between 2021 and 2022, there is a critical difference under the hood. The same two powertrains offered across the seven trim levels for 2021 are the same as for the 2022 version. Lower trims pair a 187-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with a six-speed auto transmission. Higher trims feature a 227-horsepower, turbo 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. In 2021, the lower trims had front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive, and the top trims will have standard all-wheel drive. For 2022, however, all-wheel drive is standard across all trims.


There are beautiful differences between the style of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2022 version. In 2021, the Mazda CX-5 has graceful curves with a tall, arched roofline. The chrome-accented grille is paired with a piercing, dual-elemental headlight design. For 2022, the Mazda CX-5 has a longer, sleeker profile with a stretched, athletic front end. The grille has dark features and a fresh mesh design. The headlights have been subtly reshaped and now have a bold, central bulb unit. The front bumper has also been reshaped for a sporty touch.


Throughout the Mazda CX-5’s long line of safety features, technologies and comfort features, it is unchanged between the 2021 and 2022 versions. Lower Mazda CX-5 trims for both years come with a push-button ignition, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, two USB ports, rear cross-traffic detection, forward collision mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring. Suppose you opt for a higher Mazda CX-5 trim. In that case, it may come with leather seating, wood trim, a Bose sound system with 10 speakers, parking sensors, memory functions for the driver’s seat, a navigation system, paddle shifters, a surround-view camera, ambient cabin lighting, and a head-up display.

These model years are undeniably impressive, but their differences are notable. At Suburban Mazda of Troy, we are committed to helping you make a smart selection that delivers enjoyment over the years. To get more familiar with the Mazda CX-5, make plans to visit our showroom today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.