2021 Mazda CX-5

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $28,600 to $43,550 (2021 model)
  • Price range in Canada: $28,950 to $43,200 (2021.5 model)
  • Price range in the United States: $25,370 to $38,100
  • Two engine choices with output ranging from 187 to 250 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 8.5 L/100 km to 9.8 L/100 km, 24 to 28 mpg

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a five-passenger compact crossover that’s available in several trim levels, with two engine and two drivetrain options.

In Canada, the CX-5 is available in GX, GS, Kuro Edition, GT, GT Turbo, Signature and 100th Anniversary trim levels. The GX and GS can be specified with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, while the rest include AWD as standard. The slightly updated 2021.5 Mazda CX-5 has appeared in Canada as well, which rounds up the trim levels as the 2021 model, except for the 100th Anniversary edition.

In the United States, the lineup consists of Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. All except the last two are offered in either FWD or AWD configuration, while the latter is standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is equipped with a naturally aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder engine that develops 187 horsepower, along with a six-speed automatic transmission. Uplevel trims receive a turbocharged 2.5L four that develops 227 horsepower with regular fuel, and 250 horsepower with 93-octane premium fuel.

For the 2021 model year, the Japanese brand added the Kuro Edition and Carbon Edition variants, which have different names across the two countries, but are pretty similar. Painted in exclusive Polymetal Grey Metallic (Jet Black Mica is also available in Canada), these special-edition CX-5s also boast gloss black mirror caps, 19-inch black alloy wheels, Garnet Red leather upholstery (Black is also available in Canada), red contrast stitching and black honeycomb interior trim. Canada is also treated to a 100th Anniversary Edition, which combines the Signature’s equipment list with Snowflake White Pearl paint, Garnet Red leather seating, red floor mats and badging.

Available appearance, comfort and convenience features include 17- to 19-inch wheels, a power sunroof, power-folding mirrors, LED headlights and fog lamps, a windshield wiper de-icer, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, leatherette with suede or Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and genuine wood trim. A Mazda Connect infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen is standard in Canada for the 2021 model, while the U.S. market and the Canadian-spec 2021.5 CX-5 get a new 10.25-inch screen and MyMazda remote app services.

The safety feature list includes a 360-degree camera system, front and rear park sonar, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, lane departure warning and lane keep assist as well as automatic high beams.


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2021 Mazda CX-5 Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
GX FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$28,600$1,950$30,550
GX AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$30,100$1,950$32,050
GS FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$31,750$1,950$33,700
GS AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$33,250$1,950$35,200
GS Comfort Package AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$34,750$1,950$36,700
Kuro AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$36,550$1,950$38,500
GT AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$37,950$1,950$39,900
GT Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$39,950$1,950$41,900
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$42,200$1,950$44,150
100th AnniversaryTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$43,550$1,950$45,500

2021.5 Mazda CX-5 Pricing in Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
GX FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$28,950$1,950$30,900
GX AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$30,450$1,950$32,400
GS FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$32,150$1,950$34,100
GS AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$33,650$1,950$35,600
GS Comfort Package AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$35,150$1,950$37,100
Kuro AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$36,950$1,950$38,900
GT AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$38,350$1,950$40,300
GT Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$40,500$1,950$42,450
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$42,750$1,950$44,700

2021 Mazda CX-5 Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
Sport FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$25,370$1,175$26,545
Sport AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$26,770$1,175$27,945
Touring FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$27,110$1,175$28,285
Touring AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$28,510$1,175$29,685
Carbon Edition FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$28,955$1,175$30,130
Carbon Edition AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$30,355$1,175$31,530
Grand Touring FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$30,560$1,175$31,735
Carbon Edition Turbo FWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$30,760$1,175$31,935
Grand Touring AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic$31,960$1,175$33,135
Carbon Edition Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$32,160$1,175$33,335
Grand Touring Reserve AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$35,385$1,175$36,560
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic$37,505$1,175$38,680

2021 Mazda CX-5 Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
GX FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
GX AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
GS FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
GS AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
GS Comfort Package AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Kuro AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
GT AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
GT Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000*320 @ 2,500*
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000*320 @ 2,500*
100th AnniversaryTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000*320 @ 2,500*
* 227 hp @ 5,000 / 310 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 with regular fuel

2021 Mazda CX-5 Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
Sport FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Sport AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Touring FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Touring AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Carbon Edition FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Carbon Edition AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Grand Touring FWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Carbon Edition Turbo FWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000320 @ 2,500
Grand Touring AWD2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488187 @ 6,000186 @ 4,000
Carbon Edition Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000*320 @ 2,500*
Grand Touring Reserve AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000*320 @ 2,500*
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automatic2,488250 @ 5,000*320 @ 2,500*
* 227 hp @ 5,000 / 310 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 with regular fuel

2021 Mazda CX-5 Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 km
GX FWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular9.77.88.8
GX AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular10.28.29.3
GS FWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular9.37.68.5
GS AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular9.87.99.0
GS Comfort Package AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular9.87.99.0
Kuro AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular9.87.99.0
GT AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular9.87.99.0
GT Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular10.88.79.8
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular10.88.79.8
100th AnniversaryTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular10.88.79.8

2021 Mazda CX-5 Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
Sport FWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular253128
Sport AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular243026
Touring FWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular253128
Touring AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular243026
Carbon Edition FWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular253128
Carbon Edition AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular243026
Grand Touring FWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular253128
Carbon Edition Turbo FWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular232825
Grand Touring AWD2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular243026
Carbon Edition Turbo AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular222724
Grand Touring Reserve AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular222724
Signature AWDTurbo 2.5L I46-speed automaticRegular222724

2021 Mazda CX-5 Competition

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 competes with the following models in the compact crossover category:

Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Escape, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen Tiguan.