The CX-5 model is a yet another crossover SUV series from Mazda that has faced a tough competition from its rival brands, since the segment of crossovers has surpassed every other type of family vehicle in terms of popularity.
So, it is quite expected that the automaker will take some bold steps while releasing the 2021 model year edition of its flagship model CX-5, shared our favorite Orange County Mazda dealership. The dealership owner also took pleasure in explaining the basic qualities and lineup details of this Mazda crossover SUV model that we felt like worth sharing.
How Different are the Current Year Edition Models?
It is pretty sure that for the year 2021, Mazda has brought some notable changes to the lineup of the CX-5 model series. All this brought this crossover to the limelight where enhancements done at the most strategic places, made it all the more desirable for the prospective buyers who were patiently waiting for the release of the 2021 model year lineup. The changes include the introduction of the Carbon Edition that came with an added bunch of standard features in the convenience front while ride height got slightly increased because of the installation of the 19-inch wheels.
Changes can also be observed inside the cabins of the Carbon Edition. This particular trim now came wrapped in bright red leather upholstery that gave the cabin a joyous look. Moreover, all the Mazda CX-5 trims now received a massive 10.3-inch display for the infotainment section. All these features are offered as standard equipment on all models, irrespective of their trim levels. But in this the biggest change is seen in the power train lineup where a new turbo-4 engine is introduced to escalate the drive pleasure.
Current Power Lineup
One of the most important features of the 2021 model year lineup of Mazda CX-5 series is its performance abilities and SUV like sporty moves, on the off-roads. That is why you can see a bunch of different power train combinations forming the current year power lineup. At the base, lies a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine making 187-horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque once the engine mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The next higher power configuration counts a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can spin out 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. It is offered as an optional configuration, which can be ordered at an extra price amount. The latter combination is known for encouraging the 2021 Mazda CX-5 drivers to experiment with off-road ventures, with an assurance of safety and endurance that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is meant for. Apart from this the contribution of intelligent driving dynamics cannot be denied. An electronic limited slip differential, independent suspension and a good ride height together work for the composed ride quality, agreed a driver who serves at the Mazda dealer Orange County.
Lastly, we were informed that with all these changes donned the 2021 Mazda CX-5 models are now capable of confronting its equals and namely the Toyota RAV4, VW Tiguan, and Volvo XC40 models.