2021 Mazda CX-5

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2021 Mazda CX-5 Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Compact SUV of 2021

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Mazda CX-5 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of your vehicle's cabin while driving
  • Quality of the materials used inside your vehicle
  • Experience of using your vehicle's driver assistance systems

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Overall fuel economy and driving range of your vehicle/driving range and speed of charging your vehicle
  • Experience of using voice assistance in your vehicle
  • Performance of your vehicle's brakes (including stopping power, smoothness)

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 25


27 - 31


187 - 227


6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Mazda CX-5 Review

Does a long winding road matter if the car you’re driving isn’t any fun? Does technology efficiency or even beauty matter if your car doesn’t “feel” right? The Mazda CX-5 makes those kinds of questions irrelevant. Choose from seven trims starting with the Sport and moving through the luxurious Signature. In true Mazda fun-to-drive fashion Skyactiv Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus modifies your Mazda CX-5’s power delivery as you turn the steering wheel helping you around curves. Add Predictive i-ACTIV All-Wheel-Drive and your Mazda CX-5 isn’t just fun—it’s extremely capable. And it’s comfortable. The cabin is welcoming and centered; meticulously crafted with premium materials. Sound-insulating glass sealed seams and more keep unwanted road noise outside where it belongs. The Mazda CX-5 has your technology bases covered too. Keyless entry and ignition; available i-Activsense safety features; MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system—it’s all for you. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Mazda Accessories and build a Mazda CX-5 that’s all yours. The Mazda CX-5. Designed for you.
Get where you’re going and stay connected on the way with a Mazda CX-5. MAZDA CONNECT lets you entertain communicate navigate and more. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration brings your compatible smartphone to a touchscreen display. Use your voice to make phone calls listen to music check Facebook and more. Or you can interface with the touchscreen or the console-mounted multi-function Commander control. Internet radio integration is standard and everything sounds great on the available ten-speaker Bose Centerpoint 2 Surround-Sound Audio System with AudioPilot . The Mazda CX-5. Because connected driving matters.
Mazda’s i-Activsense safety features use sophisticated technology to keep you in tune with your surroundings. Every Mazda CX-5 comes with Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Lane-Keep Assist adds even more confidence. With available Adaptive Front Lighting the headlights pivot up to fifteen degrees so it’s easier to see around corners at night. And when an accident simply can’t be avoided rigid Skyactive-Body construction helps protect you and your passengers. The Mazda CX-5. Because driving safety matters.
Every aspect of the Mazda CX-5 from body construction and engine technology to chassis and transmission is engineered to maximize driving dynamics. It’s what Mazda calls SkyActiv technology. The Mazda CX-5’s available turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine develops 310 pound-feet of torque—and gets up to 28 miles per gallon. Skyactiv Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus modifiers power delivery as you turn the steering wheel helping your CX-5 go around curves in the road. Add Predictive i-ACTIV All-Wheel-Drive and your Mazda CX-5 is more than fun—it’s extremely capable. The Mazda CX-5. Because driving matters.

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