If we consider that the current generation of this crossover has been around since 2017, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a couple of updates for the next year. However, if we consider how the current model looks, both from the inside and outside, we have no doubt that most of the things are about to remain the same. At this point, it’s all about speculations, but there is a big chance to see some smaller interior updates. Various sources suggest that 2021 Mazda CX-5 could finally get an updated infotainment system. Along with them, we might see a couple of tweaks to the dashboard as well.
On the other side, most of the car is expected to remain untouched. This means you may count on familiar features. Of course, it all starts from the gorgeous styling, but this model also offers the best handling in the class, as well as things like excellent fuel economy, potent optional engine and a long list of safety features. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, we have no doubt that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 will remain the same. The current generation has been around since 2017, so it obviously rides on the latest version of the SkyActive platform. It benefits from it mainly in terms of impressive driving characteristics. If you are looking for an SUV that offers an excellent driving experience, this is the model for you.
Of course, you may also count on impressive aesthetics. This crossover follows the brand’s latest design language and looks absolutely gorgeous. For the next year, we may see some new color options in the offer, but the overall look will definitely remain the same.
When it comes to interior design, some sources suggest we could see a couple of smaller updates for the next year. Some of them clearly indicate a new infotainment system. That would be a great change, considering that the current one is definitely a little bit outdated. Of course, we could see a slightly bigger touchscreen along with the new software.
Other than that, we don’t expect to see bigger changes. A couple of tweaks to the dashboard are possible, but the overall layout will remain the same. You may count on the same, excellent interior quality, characterized by hi-end materials and impressive aesthetics. In terms of space, the front is very generous and offers amazing comfort. On the other side, the second row is tighter compared to most rivals. The same thing goes for the cargo area, which is smaller compared to many rivals. In numbers, you may count on about 31 cubic feet behind the second and 60 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume.
When it comes to standard features, it’s always possible to see some novelties. Therefore, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 might come with some of them as well. Still, most of the things will definitely remain the same as on the current model, which means you may count on a pretty long list, especially when it comes to safety features.
When it comes to tech goodies, the current model comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, four speakers, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Higher trims offer upgrades in terms of a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, a six-speaker audio system, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio etc.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and low-speed automatic emergency braking, while there is even more in higher trims.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Engines
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 will carry on with three familiar engine options. The base model will continue with more than a decent 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine, which delivers around 185 horsepower. That’s more than enough for a convenient daily ride, while those who prefer peppier ride can pick a turbocharged version of this engine. It delivers 227 horsepower, or full 250 if you pour premium fuel. With this engine and excellent suspension setup, the CX-5 easily becomes a highly-capable crossover.
On the other side, those who prefer something more efficient can pick a 168-hp turbodiesel, which works great as well. Still, we have to say that all three engines feature an above-average fuel economy.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Release Date and Price
Considering that we probably won’t see any particular change for the next year, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 should hit the market sometime late in the year. Also, we count on the pretty much same price, which currently starts at 25.200 dollars. Key competitors are models like Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tucson etc.