Vehicle Profile: 2021 MAZDA CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-5 adds large new display and more safety features
The Mazda CX-5 is getting even better for 2021. With more technology and a stylish new Carbon Edition, the new Mazda CX-5 strives to set a new standard for sophisticated SUVs.
New infotainment system
One of the biggest changes for the 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes in the form of a 10.25-inch large center display. It’s the largest-ever infotainment display to ever be offered in the Mazda CX-5, and it will come standard across the lineup. It runs the latest-generation Mazda Connect system, which supports Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration and adds a 3-year trial of Mazda Connected Services capability. This enables you to remotely control the Mazda CX-5 via the MyMazda app and in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.
As on the 2020 model, the 2021 CX-5 Touring will come with two USB charging ports, keyless entry technology and a six-speaker sound system. That gets upgraded to a Bose® 10-speaker audio setup with an all-new Touring Preferred SV Package, which also adds a power moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror and several comfort-enhancing features. Above that in the trim lineup is the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, featuring a 7-inch TFT reconfigurable digital gauge display. There are two more trim levels above that, but they focus on upgrading material quality and luxury rather than adding tech.
New Carbon Edition
If you’re looking for extra style, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is eager to help you find it. Offered with a new Carbon Edition, the Mazda CX-5 adds features similar to those in the aforementioned Touring Preferred SV Package while also enhancing the SUV’s visual appeal. On the outside, it offers exclusive styling that combines Polymetal Gray exterior paint, 19-inch black metallic aluminum alloy wheels and gloss black door mirrors. Inside, you’ll find black honeycomb interior trimming on the dash and door panels as well as red leather seats. Additional red stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob help the whole picture come together. The Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition will be available with either the naturally aspirated SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter engine or the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine that produces 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
New safety features
For 2021, the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver-assistive technologies is standard across the entire Mazda CX-5 lineup. It features Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, which can automatically bring to the SUV to a stop to help mitigate or avoid a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian while driving at low speeds. It can still do that at high speeds, but its ability to correctly identify pedestrians may be not be as good — meaning it’s not a substitute for not paying attention to the road. Other i-ACTIVESENSE® features include Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. New for 2021, the suite also includes reversing support for SCBS as well as a Driver Attention Alert system, a 360-degree camera and front and rear parking sensors. However, you’ll have to opt for the top-of-the-line Mazda CX-5 Signature to get these features.
If you’re in the market for a versatile, stylish and tech-filled SUV, look no further than the 2021 Mazda CX-5.
This article is presented by Wantagh Mazda.